Is This Thing On?

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What would happen if your annoyingly pert and idealistic homeroom monitor created a reality TV game show?

This.

Press material promises that The Messengers, an eight-part TLC series that kicks off July 23 “has a simple yet lofty goal: to find America’s next great inspirational speaker. ”

In the first episode, motivational speaking contestants spend some time pretending to be homeless and then talk about charity. We hear that in the season finale, contestants are forced to watch the previous seven episodes and then talk about being patronizing.