Even reality TV isn’t safe from the zombie invasion. On Syfy’s new unscripted seriesTown of the Living Dead, filmmakers in tiny Jasper, Alabama, enlist residents to help complete their zombie apocalypse movieThr33 Days Dead. They’ve struggled for six years to finish the film, but with the spotlight now on it, the moviemakers hope to finally achieve a final cut — and persuade Syfy to air the end result. Executive producers Steven Weinstockand Glenda Hersh, who run True Entertainment, filled out TV Guide Magazine‘s “Watch My Show” survey in the hopes that they might scare up a few viewers.
TV Guide Magazine: I’ve got room in my life to watch just one more show. Why should it be yours?
Steven Weinstock: It’s brain food. Well, technically, it’s about zombies who consider brains to be food…but still.
TV Guide Magazine: Who should be watching?
Glenda Hersh: Anyone with an outrageous dream, a sense of humor and strong stomach.
TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don’t watch your show?
Weinstock: The zombie apocalypse.
TV Guide Magazine: What’s the best thing anyone has said or written about your show?
Hersh: ”It’s genius!” (But, in all fairness, that someone was me.)
TV Guide Magazine: What’s the worst thing?
Weinstock: Zombies aren’t “relatable” to middle America.
TV Guide Magazine: Who was right?
Hersh: I don’t know. When the zombie apocalypse is at your door, you decide!
TV Guide Magazine: What’s an alternate title for your show?
Weinstock: Real Zombies of Alabama.
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for your show.
Hersh: It’s The Walking Dead plus The Office divided by Waiting For Guffman, squared.
TV Guide Magazine: Come up with a premise for the spin-off.
Weinstock: Zombies 2: Electric Boogaloo! The team makes a movie about a bunch of zombies time traveling to the ’70s where they manage a roller rink.
TV Guide Magazine: What credit of yours would you like to forget?
Hersh: Battle of The Bods for Fox Reality Channel.
TV Guide Magazine: Tell me one thing about your cast.
Weinstock: They are fantastically real people.
TV Guide Magazine: What other series would you most like to be an executive producer on?
Hersh: Homeland or Zombies 2: Electric Boogaloo.
TV Guide Magazine: Let’s scare the network. Tell us an idea that didn’t make it on to the screen.
Weinstock: Zombie breast-feeding.
TV Guide Magazine: Finish this sentence: “If you like _______, you’ll love our show.”
TV Guide Magazine: What show would you like to do a crossover episode with and how would that go?
Weinstock: Top Chef. Challenge: create the tastiest fake blood.
TV Guide Magazine: How will your show change the face of TV as we know it?
Hersh: You will never watch a zombie movie the same way again — ever.
Town of the Living Dead airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Syfy.