The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.00:15:01: Okay, it’s over. The Machiavellian corporate trainer won. Most people in the business world should have seen it coming a mile away.  Now, we’re stuck with the fall-out: a wave of knock-off Survivor experiences. An Ottawa radio station just finished a Survivor game. The last challenge was to win a "tic tac toe" competition. That’s kind of at the same level as the "who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb" question that wins you $500 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. No larvae or rats died in the making of that promotion. And there’s Alliance Atlantis’ new project to wire up an oh-so-trendy loft and stock it with terminally cool 20-somethings. Internet geeks searching for a life will be able to watch these folks through all of their tiffs, seductions, and bad hair days. The original Survivor producers are going back to the well, taking a new cast to some outback corner of Australia and letting them gain the kind of notoriety that made Susan the Trucker and Rudy the Naked Fat Gay Guy household names. But let’s back up a second. The bunch of cast-offs that tormented each other in Borneo is not the original Survivor cast. The show had already been done in Europe and the UK. As for Who wants to Be a Millionaire, that’s a British game show. What do the deep-thinkers in North American program development do to justify their Jaguars? So what does this have to do with Canadian broadcasting? As this is written, Canada’s media elite are pitching their digital TV proposals. The U.S. knock-offs are there, to be sure, but so is the Canadian content, they promise. There will be even more debate about the fate of Canadian TV in September when the CRTC reviews BCE’s application to buy CTV. Hopefully, out of this process will come a consensus that Canadians should try to do better than to search out and publicize the sleazy, wretched and banal among us. But, if the future of TV is the fish-killing Pagong cannibal, execs at CTV, Alliance, CBC, Global, Astral, Salter et al will soon be able to buy his book. Then, maybe we can all wait for the movie, or even bid for the rights.