A quasi-serious MTV reality show idea:
Girlfriend dumps boyfriend, saying he’s immature, irresponsible, etc. Boyfriend is given one month with coaching staff to change his ways and become a more rounded person. Boyfriend learns to cook, clean, be polite, maybe even enrolls in pilates classes. After one month, boyfriend gets the chance to take the ex out on a date, prove that he’s a new/improved man and win her back.
We’ll call it “Second Chance” — or maybe, “I Probably Don’t Deserve You” — and, if the guy is successful, we give the couple a free trip to Vegas to celebrate. (The trip is, of course, videotaped for an MTV webisode.)
Execs at MTV: I’ll be awaiting your call. I want my creator’s credit.