Tom Forman Productions
Kid Nation featured 40 kids competing in a reality show where they have to experience the difficulty in creating a viable society.
These kids (ages 8-15) will spend more than a month without their parents or modern comfort in Bonanza City, New Mexico attempting what their forefathers could not, build a town that works. They will cook their own meals, clean their own outhouses, haul their own water and even run their own business (including the old town saloon/Root Beer only) They'll also create a real government, four kid leaders who will guide the kids through their adventure, pass laws and set bedtimes. Through it all, they'll cope with regular childhood emotions and situations homesickness, peer pressure and the urge to break every rule they've every known. At the end of each episode, all forty kids will gather at an old fashioned Town Hall meeting where they will debate the issues facing Bonanza City. They'll show wisdom beyond their years and the unflinching candor can only kids can exhibit. There are no eliminations on Kid Nation as you can only go home if you want to. And in every Town Hall meeting, kids may raise their hands and leave. Will they stick it out?, In the end, will these kids prove to adult everywhere (and their own parents) that they have the vision to build a better world hen the pioneers who cam before them? And just as importantly, will they come together as a cohesive unit? or will they and abandon all responsibility and succumb to the childhood temptations that lead to round-the-clock chaos?
Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, Ah2 Music
Utopia - a reality show for adults, similar to Kid Nation that formerly aired on FOX in 2014.