I’ve always thought that “reality shows” were inane drivel (sorry, all you Survivor fans) but I think we’ve hit a new low:

Fox network is making a reality show out of the troubled economy. An upcoming series titled “Someone’s Gotta Go” lets employees of a small business decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off. Fox says it has no air date yet for the series, which is being developed by the company behind “Big Brother” and “Deal or No Deal.” Each week, a different company lays off an employee.

Wow. It’s dumb, tasteless, and mean all rolled into one big ball.