New Reality TV Satirist Harry Shearer envisions a fictional Fox program based on American Idol that catapults the concept beyond the upcoming American Candidate program. Shearer's show is American Oncologist in which contestants compete to be a cancer surgeon at a large hospital. Hijinks ensue.
NPR logo

New Reality TV

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150476/150476" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
New Reality TV

New Reality TV

New Reality TV

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150476/150476" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Satirist Harry Shearer envisions a fictional Fox program based on American Idol that catapults the concept beyond the upcoming American Candidate program. Shearer's show is American Oncologist in which contestants compete to be a cancer surgeon at a large hospital. Hijinks ensue.