It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack (Episodes #95 & 96): Kid Nation & Utopia

This week on It Was a Thing on TV, Mike, Chico and Greg look at two legendary Reality TV flops.

First, A world run by kids–no curfews, unlimited candy, and no homework…right? Here’s a social experiment from 2007 which sought out to see how 40 children would run their own society, CBS’ entry Kid Nation.

Then, it’s another social experiment gone wrong, in multiple ways. Utopia didn’t last two months and it cost FOX $50 million in just acquiring its rights. Surely some heads rolled. And what’s the deal with the cartoonist as host?