Leonardo DiCaprio's New Green Reality Show
Reality TV has taken viewers down some pretty low roads, but the genre may have a shot at redemption if Leonardo DiCaprio's new eco-program E-topia finds a home on network TV. The project, which will chronicle the green renovation of a small American town, was developed by Craig Piligian (CBS' "Survivor") of Pilgrim Films and Television and Tom Mazza (NBC's "Treasure Hunters") of Madison Road Entertainment. The pair approached DiCaprio and his Appian Way production company knowing that the eco-celeb would be a perfect fit for the environmentally-themed program, and he enthusiastically agreed. All three will share co-creator and executive director roles for the program. Says Piligian of the project: "We're going to take a devastated community and help transform it as a prototype for the future…At the end of the day, we're all going to have to change the way we live, the way we burn and use fuel. ... We're trying to show the country and the world by example, town by town by town, how we can change the way we live and fight global warming." Via Showbuzz, via divine.