Choosing Our Season 2 Guy

by Richard Saperstein & Shara Kay
First of all, thank you for making season 1 of ControlTV such a resounding success. Since we left off in November, ControlTV has been presented with two major accolades: the 2011 NATPE Digital Luminary Award for Best Branded Series and’s Best Live Web Show of 2010. We are so honored, and we couldn’t have done it without you, the “controllers” – the passionate viewers who not only shaped Tristan’s life, but proved that a 24/7 live interactive reality show for the web is remarkably engaging. You spent, on average, over 20 minutes per visit on!

Now we’re back and preparing to launch a second season this summer. We set out to find Tristan’s successor and were thrilled with the quality and variety of candidates who came forward. Didn’t they see what you put Tristan through?! It turns out that all of the mischievous wake-ups, awkward dates, bizarre outfits, and challenging activities inspired Tristan to…start his own company. He’s genuinely happier and more independent, and he credits the show with giving him the confidence to do it. In fact, the season 2 candidates want you to help guide them to a more fulfilling life, just as you guided Tristan.

Given the proven wisdom of your collective decisions, we’ve decided to give you the chance to choose our season 2 subject from among three great and unique finalists. Jasper, a 23-year-old aspiring DJ from New York, is looking for love and a chance to turn his musical passion into a career. Will, also 23, is an athletic SoCal native who holds a business degree but is struggling to find meaningful work. And the adventurous 26-year-old Kelly, originally from the South Bay, has worked as an E.M.T. and a professional snowboarder, but isn’t sure what his future holds.

Vote as often as you like over the course of the next week. The candidate with the least votes will be eliminated from the running, and then we’ll give you a chance to get to know the remaining two in more depth before making a final selection. We honestly have no clue which guy you’ll prefer, but whoever it is, there can be no doubt: you’re in control.

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  1. Antonioooo
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh man! This is HARD! 1) Jasper seems like an awesome guy. Well rounded. Fun! And more importantly, I get the feeling he would be excited about the Controllers and interacting with us. Also, seeing him out on dates would be great. 2) Will has a great body. But he seems a little too alpha male. Like his goal would be to look good and mack on the ladies, as opposed to bringing the Controllers into the mix. He would however, have tons of friends to bring over. It would be an interesting place to watch with all the cute guys hanging around. 3) Kelly…he has heart and soul. He seems like a genuinely nice guy. But just that…just a nice guy.

    My vote has got to be for Jasper.

    • Keeba13
      Posted May 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

      This is a super toughie!! They all seem cool in their own ways.. But also seem like they might have a jerk streak, too. I really love the process is partially in the hands of the controllers!! I’m SO excited for season 2!!!

      • Posted May 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

        When you say jerk streak, I think Will. I’m voting for Jasper and Kelly, repeatedly. Will seems very self-centered, and I just wouldn’t want to put up with his crap week after week on a great show like this. I don’t think he deserves it as much as the other two. And yeah, Will is hot, but omg, Jasper is so freakin cute, and as the first comment said, he’ll be GREAT to see on dates :)
        I’m totally with you when it comes to your excitement for season 2 :)

  2. Nicki
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Well, I should start preparing for ControlTV to take over my life again. I wonder how many sick-days I can get away with glued to my computer…

  3. Christine
    Posted May 27, 2011 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    New to site. Any pics of the candidates? If so, how do I find them?

    • admin
      Posted May 27, 2011 at 1:43 am | Permalink

      Just posted an image of the three finalists to the YouControlTV community page on Facebook. More photos to come soon!

    • Posted May 28, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

      The intro videos appear to be up (together in a single video) on the main page here.

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  1. By Control TV Podcast on May 27, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Season 2 of ControlTV…

    The team from the hit online reality show, ControlTV, has officially announced that they are preparing to launch season 2 of ControlTV this summer. They have also announced that starting immediately, everyone will be able to vote for a season 2 subject…

  2. [...] According to ControlTV, users will get the chance to get to know the two remaining candidates in more depth before making a final selection. [...]

    • Season 2 launching in Summer 2011. Stay tuned for more about our final two candidates, Kelly and Will!