VH1 piloting workplace-battle reality series


VH1 has scooped up a reality pilot in which office workers battle for a $50,000 bonus.

The recession-appropriate project locks a group of pencil-pushing employees in their workplace for 72 hours. During lockdown, staffers must try to convince their co-workers to vote for them. Whoever gets the most votes wins the bonus.

The project's working title is "Office Bonus," and 3 Ball ("The Biggest Loser," "MasterChef") is set to produce; JD Roth, Todd Nelson and Adam Greener are executive producers. If greenlighted, the show would join 3 Ball's "Dad Camp" and "The OCD Project" on the network.

This summer, VH1 also is launching Chad Ochocinco dating show "The Ultimate Catch" and Season 2 of Terrell Owens' reality effort "The T.O. Show." Both get under way July 11.