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TV Show about Programming?

Though I don't have cable TV, I have never heard of a television show about programming or software project management or software construction etc.  Is there such an animal?  Would you watch a show like that?

Dave B.
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The .NET Show on MSDN.

Borland did their own version, which was kind of funny - Microsoft's show was filmed in a studio, Borlands was filmed with a guy sitting at a desk with a sheet behind him.

Walter Rumsby
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The Office.

Oggy! Oggy! Oggy!
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

What was that show with Soledad O'Brien on it?

Walter Rumsby
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

I'd only watch if they had a color commentator.

"I think he may have found the bug!  He's stepping through! stepping through.... It could be... it might be... he's found it!!! The crowd goes wild!!!!!"

Mister Fancypants
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

->What was that show with Soledad O'Brien on it?<-

"The Site", if I'm not mistaken.

Is it Friday yet?
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Anyone remember "The Whizzkid"?

Jack of all
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

"Whiz Kids":

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-1312/

Is it Friday yet?
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

How about BBC's "Attachments". That was a soap/drama based in a dot com. Not very good really, but it had some programmers in it.

Matthew Lock
Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Unless it is something like a comedy it will never happen, most shows about how to do stuff are to promote DIY type business, there just aren't enough DIY programers out there.

the artist formerly known as prince
Thursday, December 04, 2003

Dweebs. A poorly received and short lived US sitcom:
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0111947/

Never saw it myself.

GersonK
Thursday, December 04, 2003

Dweebs is brilliant. It's worth catching on re-runs.

Katie Lucas
Thursday, December 04, 2003

If you get one of the Dish TV packages with about 16,000 or so channels, (exaggerating but it seems like it) some colleges have dedicated distance learning channels. I've seen C, C++ and Java programming courses being televised with source code walk-throughs...

Bored Bystander
Thursday, December 04, 2003

BITS & BYTES was an old show on Public Television in the early 80's that I loved as a kid!!!!!

GenX'er
Thursday, December 04, 2003

Dweebs seems like a great concept.

I am working on a screenplay for something similar.

Anyone know where I could get tapes of this show??

LoveByte
Thursday, December 04, 2003

I can really see a reality tv show like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy taking off.  A bunch of people going into projects and setting them up with version control or whatever.  This could be justified through product placements (which I don't have a real problem with when done right) and very targetted ads.  Nonprofits with volunteer coders can be a big target for this show, since they should be more informal and grateful for help.  Also there can episodes where the team helps coordinate disaster relief.

Tayssir John Gabbour
Thursday, December 04, 2003

"I can really see a reality tv show like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy taking off.  A bunch of people going into projects..."

Yeah, and each week a developer gets booted off for not checking in their code, or doing unit tests, or introducing new bugs... ;)

pete
Thursday, December 04, 2003

Watch for the new show coming to a cable channel near you:

"I, For One"

Follow the daily thrills, excitment, and steamy adventures of our GLAMOUROUS, hot, sexy crew of fat, pasty nerds spending 12 hours a day in an open plan office under fluorescent lighting, struggling - as the true martyrs to our way of life - to build a PAYROLL SYSTEM.

* Will Bob finally turn that damned radio down? Watch the showdown - the quavering, voices and tears. But are they Bob's?
* EJBs or JDO?  Who will win the fight? Sit in on the meeting and find out who wins!
* Hot IM gossip revealed - we sniff the packets!
* Slashdot jokes IN SOVIET RUSSIA
* What happened to the red stapler?
* Michael gets a paper cut. Will he live?

All this and more, tonight at 8pm.

Burninator
Thursday, December 04, 2003

Watch spell-bound as the patient nerd tracks down the same bug for 8 hours straight.

The Real PC
Thursday, December 04, 2003

HA!  I remember "Bits and Bytes" and "Whiz Kids".
If I'm not mistaken, I remember "Bits and Bytes" doing a show on a breakthrough concept called "Windows" (Where multiple 'screens' could be shown at once) that was pioneered at DEC. 

Bella
Thursday, December 04, 2003

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