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ATD Pays a Visit to Bravo’s “Silicon Valley Start-Ups” Reality Show House (Video)

Bravo has finally given a Nov. 5 air date for its much-discussed — in tech circles, at least — television reality show, which is now titled “Silicon Valley Start-Ups.”

Luckily, last month, I got a visit to the house where the show is being filmed — which is actually located in my San Francisco neighborhood — before security could kick me out.

Along with my AllThingsD sidekicks Liz Gannes and Mike Isaac (here on the red carpet at the house), I made my own reality video — secretly hoping for one of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” to show.

No dice on Teresa Giudice, but cast member Marcus Lovingood — yes, that’s his name — was pretty fantastic.

“Silicon Valley Start-Ups” follows a group of young entrepreneurs who are trying to take their ideas to the big time. A Bravo press release noted that the docu-series “explores the intertwining lives of a group of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.”

The show is executive-produced by former Facebook marketing exec Randi Zuckerberg, and has attracted some criticism before it has even been seen.

Whatev — Silicon Valley needs to chillax and enjoy it, no matter how it depicts the place.

Personally, I am really looking forward to another Bravo show that looks “inside the office for ICanHasCheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet, with ‘LOLwork’ … The 30-minute doc-com goes inside the world of Ben Huh and his eccentric staff as they attempt to make the world laugh five minutes a day by putting nimble yet grammatically incorrect captions on cute photos of domesticated pets and animals.”

I love those crazy cats.

Here is my video, as well as a promo for the upcoming Bravo shows, including “Silicon Valley Start-Ups.”

Enjoy:


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