WATCH | "Essentially, our goal is to make TV a more interactive experience, the way fantasy sports has kind of done that for watching sports live."
Is reality TV your sport? Well, now there’s an online reality TV fantasy league, called Pete (short for "compete"), that wants to make your Survivor or Top Chef viewing just as wonky and competitive as a Sunday afternoon of football games.
Pete lets you draft reality TV contestants like you would a football running back or basketball point guard.
Pete offers fantasy pools for about 30 reality TV shows and also dabbles in TV awards shows and even U.S. elections (because those have become can't-miss reality TV, as well.) To compete, you just pick your favorite contestant(s) on The Bachelor, The Emmys, Top Chef and so on and then sit back and watch how many more points your picks bring in than your opponents'.
You can choose to either compete in private fantasy pools with friends or join global pools to take on THE WORLD.
The scoring for shows should feel familiar to fantasy sports fans.
The main difference with Pete's contests is that, instead of points for yards rushed or TDs caught, your picks score for, in the case of RuPaul’s Drag Race, cursing, crying or mentioning their wig.
The bit scoring throughout a season means even if none of your picks win the season outright -- which is typically the largest point windfall -- you could still walk away a winner of the league.
The scoring categories are obviously different than fantasy football or basketball. This list shows some from RuPaul's Drag Race.
The Pete website is available on desktop and mobile right now, with an app for phones and tablets coming soon. The service is free to use, but an optional buy-in wager system for private pools is in the works, its creators say.
Who's up to "make things interesting" this coming season of the Great British Bake Off?!