New Poker TV Reality Show Young Guns To Air In 2011December 17, 2010 10:52 am
Next year, poker fans will find themselves treated to a new TV reality show called ‘Young Guns’ which is expected to air in the second half of 2011.
The show will follow two months in the lives of four online poker pros living together in the same villa in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles as they go about making money from their shared professions.
If the premise of ‘Young Guns’ sounds familiar then its because it has a similar concept to the 2009 reality show 2 Months $2 Million, which featured online cash pros Dani Stern, Jay Rosenkrantz, Brian Roberts, and Emil Patel.
Despite the ‘2 Months $2 Million’ crew winning $676,700 over ten episodes, they fell well short of their $2 million goal and the series was canned after only one season.
However, ‘Young Guns’ is hoping their show will gain a greater following and popularity than 2M2M on account of several innovations to the format, the biggest of which is that the main protagonists will all be playing tournaments instead of cash games.
In addition, the young online pros are not expected to reach any particular monetary goal during the show and the viewers are instead invited to follow and engage in the reality of their lives as they have fun both on and off the virtual felts.
One of the four house-mates is Chris “GoMukYaSelf” Sparks, with around $460,216 in tournament earnings on Pokerstars alone including a Sunday Million win for $135,334. The other three are less well known and are Chris Jackson, Seth Otterstad and Jarran Joshu.
Another welcome addition to the show is a well grounded landlord, who doesn’t agree with his tennants’ lifestyles and keeps a watchful eye on them, while trying to instill in them some respect and the importance of keeping a clean and orderly house.
An advance trailer to Young Guns can be viewed here.