Glenn Beck to launch reality TV show with Vince Vaughn

Glenn Beck, conservative media mogul of the “Obama in Pee Pee” fame, is teaming up with actor Vince Vaughn to produce a new reality TV series called “Pursuit of the Truth.”

The nine-episode series will be a battle between 20 documentary filmmakers, competing to win financing and distribution for their feature documentary films. Contestants will be expected “to not only prove the validity of their idea for a documentary but also their film-making abilities,” the series website says. Casting applications are being accepted until Jan. 31, 2013, and the show will debut on Beck’s TheBlaze TV in the spring.

Beck announced his partnership with Vaughn and Peter Billingsley’s Wild West Productions, as well as Gary Auerbach’s Go Go Luckey Entertainment, on his radio show Wednesday morning.

Joel Cheatwood, President and Chief Creative Officer for TheBlaze, said the judges will be “looking for stories that simply need to be told,” according to a post on Beck’s website.

On his radio show, Beck explained some of the sort of documentaries he would like to see. “I’d love to see something on the Federal Reserve, the game that’s being played there,” he said. “I would love to see something on why capitalism is actually a good thing, why it’s not a bad thing.”

While some might be surprised by a team-up between an outspoken conservative such as Beck and a Hollywood elite like Vaughn, the actor actually publicly supported Rep. Ron Paul in the 2012 election. And while Beck said he wants the TV series to support documentaries done “without conspiracy,” it will be interesting to see if a political tone creeps into the show.

(h/t POLITICO)

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  1. Charles Baltimore says:

    “The actor actually publicly supported rep. Ron Paul”. LOL, is it so inconceivable that someone support Ron Paul. The guy made a lot of sense to me speaking on traditional conservative values, non-interventionism, responsible spending, personal liberty and government transparency. I want to know who actually supports these political hacks that run the Republican Party now. I think if you took away a lot of big name republicans name recognition talked up by talking heads and simply showed peoples voting record stances (names withheld) and asked conservatives does this guy pass the test? Then we would see some rapid change in political leadership within the party. Either that or keep nominating these political hacks. keep losing elections and receding into irrelevancy on the national stage. We need more Ron Pauls, Jim DeMints, etc.