LOLCats on TV? Bravo Greenlights ‘Cheezburger’ Reality Show

Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger blog network, will join the Millionaire Matchmaker and the Real Housewives on Bravo.

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This could be on your television next year.

Bravo, the network behind Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise, is to produce a reality show following the life of the meme moguls at and the blog network’s CEO, Ben Huh. Indeed, the program’s working title is Huh?

For those feeling a little “huh?” themselves, I Can Haz Cheezburger is the website chock full of those whiskered viral pioneers, LOLcats. Those are pictures of cats, featuring text that (theoretically) should make you laugh out loud. The site receives 375 million hits a month.

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Ben Huh isn’t the only new reality star joining all those housewives. Bravo has announced a whole batch of new productions also to premiere next year.

These include Silicon Valley, which features Randi Zuckerberg, sister of our 2010 Person of the Year; Below Deck, an upstairs-downstairs scenario of young, presumably sexy yacht workers serving their wealthy superiors; and LA Shrinks, a look into the lives of top-flight therapists. Will they be, in LOLcat parlance, wins or fails? We’ll have to wait until 2013.

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