FX Networks presents hot new show with Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me.
MORGAN SPURLOCK LIVES ON MINIMUM WAGE
FOR “30 DAYS”
Latest Social Experiment Examines
the Working Poor and
Morgan Spurlock, the writer, director and star of the Oscar® nominated documentary Super Size Me, will be the first subject of the new FX series 30 Days as he and his fiancée attempt to live on minimum wage for one month.
Immediately following the Academy Awards® in late February, Spurlock and fiancée Alexandra Jamieson departed New York to Columbus, Ohio. Upon their arrival, the couple endeavored to find jobs that pay minimum wage ($5.15/hour) as well as affordable housing and the best possible quality of life. The couple’s experience will be chronicled on 30 Days airing Wednesdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX.
30 Days, a six-part documentary series, places an individual in a living environment that is antithetical to their upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession in an effort to examine real societal differences that Americans face everyday. Topics include a Christian living as Muslim and conservative heterosexual living with a gay man. Spurlock, who created 30 Days, will executive produce, host and narrate the entire series in addition to being the subject of the show’s first installment.
“I never realized how difficult it would be to live on minimum wage,” Spurlock said. “From having no health care to simply paying our rent and feeding ourselves, each day was a struggle for survival within a system that continually stacks the deck against you. I had no idea, and that’s the ultimate goal of this show: to put people and the audience in situations that force them to see the world through another’s eyes. Most of us cannot relate to the strains, stresses, pressures and prejudices that many Americans face on an everyday basis. 30 Days will close that gap; it’s funny, it’s never preachy and hopefully it will promote some change and understanding along the way.”