On March 21, NBC’s “Dateline” will debut a new Chris Hansen-anchored series called, “What Were They Thinking.” But ABC News insiders already see a similarity to their series, “What Would You Do?”
The Dateline “experiment,” as it’s called, uses hidden-cameras to “show you how we’re hardwired to do things and believe things, even when we know deep inside we shouldn’t.”
What’s more: a producer from ABC’s “What Would You Do?” is now producing NBC’s “What Were They Thinking” series for “Dateline.”
Here’s the “Dateline” promo and a clip from ABC’s show. You be the judge:
Neither network is the first to invent the “intriguing candid-camera style social experiment,” and to be completely fair, neither “Dateline” nor ABC News will admit to using this for their ideas:
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