I think I've said before that I am SO over the reality tv era. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to find something new and entertaining in that vein to watch tonight on the Ovation channel. Art Race is a series of half hour programs.
Two artists compete. One starts in NY and heads west. The others starts in LA and heads east. Each are allowed only one dollar and a backpack full of art supplies to start. They must rely on their artwork to beg/barter for food, lodging, and transportation. I'm not too clear on the other rules of the race. I think you have to finish within the allotted time (40 days) and raise the most money from your art along the way.
Quite fun to watch. I came in somewhere in the middle of their journeys, so I'll have to look for more episodes.