In The Big Donor Show, which is set to air this Friday, a terminally ill cancer patient will select one of three patients to receive her kidneys.In a massive surprise to the broadcaster, officials haven't thrown universal support around the concept. Some in the industry say it's because the losers actually die. Luckily, it's a hoax (thanks Curt!). From Reuters:
Viewers will watch testimonials from the three Dutch contestants, aged between 18 and 40, and send in text message advice to the donor to help her decide who should receive the lifesaving operation.
A Dutch reality show in which a supposedly dying woman had to pick one of three contestants to receive her kidneys was revealed as a hoax on Friday.Of note: The show aired. That it turns out the donor was an actress doesn't save the fact that this thing made it to TV in the first place.
Identified only as "Lisa", the 37-year-old woman turned out to be a healthy actress but the three candidates were genuine kidney patients, details the show's producers revealed in the last minutes of the "The Big Donorshow".