Current TV Announces 'Sims'-Inspired Series

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Current TV has teamed with video game designer Will Wright ("The Sims," "SimCity") for a multi-episode series that allows audiences to control the show's storyline.

Tentatively titled Bar Karma, it is set to premiere in the first quarter of 2011.

The make-your-own series will have four production stages: 1) Viewers will join the online community by logging on to Current TV's Creation Studios; then submit potential story ideas which will be made into a rough outline by the producers each week; comment on episode ideas and vote on final proposals; and finally, the winning storyboard will be adapted into a 30-munite episode.

Bar Karma is co-created and executive produced by Albie Hecht, former president of Spike TV and president of entertainment at Nickelodeon. Hecht's digital entertainment studio Worldwide Biggies will serve as the show's production company. David Cohn, former general manager of MTV2, will serve as executive in charge for the network.

Read more at B&C here.

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