The reality t.v. craze continues on it's merry way with child-swapping, wife-swapping, house-swapping, and billionaire swapping. All had their start with Queen for A Day. But I would like to suggest one more show: Lie Detector Debate.
The idea is to find a single set of political candidates who will agree to be hooked up to lie detectors while they debate. And if you can't find any candidates (which I doubt you could), then you would get some of their talking heads to do the dirty deed.
In the background, you get all the animated graphics as they yell at each other and whenever a contestant is shown in an outright lie, they are punished in some way. Let me count the ways: electric shock? Small at first but graduated so that by the end of the show they're really lit up and twitching. Pie in the face? Strip debate? Lose a piece of clothing with each lie? How revolting would that be?
But why would they do it in the first place? For votes, my friends. Votes. Thousands of viewers, perhaps millions, have pledged to offer their votes to the winner - no matter what party they are in. And a debate like that - in a really close election - could swing an entire state. See? No close elections anymore.
This type of show would have one potential downside: you need to find people who really did believe what they were saying. The best of these truth-tellers might not be right about their beliefs. They would just really really believe it. And so you might wind up with the most idiotic talking heads. Oh, we have that already.