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‘Nation’ Panel I: Another Way ‘Kid’ Covered Its Back End

July 18, 2007 4:02 PM

Not only could CBS’ “Kid Nation” not shoot in restrictive labor law states like California and New York, it could not cast residents from such states.

The “Nation” kids are from 14 states, but casting directors were told to avoid California and New York residents to reduce the possibility of labor law violation claims.

Executive producer Tom Forman confirmed that none of the 40 participants came from the first and third most-populous states. “Among other reasons,” he said, when asked if he avoided California and New York residents due to labor laws. Forman then claimed that children from California and New York are so entertainment-savvy, he wouldn’t want them on his show anyway.

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Comments (35)

Kaitlyn canterbury:

I would love to be on next season!!!

j dub:

i would love to be on this show!

carlie:

i want to be on next seasons kid nation ,,,...,,.. i wanna sign up but idk how and the show is awsome i love it i thnk greg ios the best and tht one michale not the one with glaases thow...but yeah i totally need to be on the next season

Devon:

I would like to be on in the next season

Nontobeko :

I would love to be on the next season of kid nation its the best show ever!!! And i want to sign up but I dont know how.

Ohr:

Hi, i love the show and like the rest i would like to sign up for the next season of 'Kid Nation'. Where and how do i sign up?

alissa rabideau:

hi i luv ur show i really want to be on it show next season (p.s. i live in the suburbs so my mom thinks and i think this would be a great experience 4 me)

ariana sollars:

i am in love wit this show (i think greg is a hottie) i live in MI and i really want to be on the next season of kid nation and i think it would be a great oppertunity

Philip:

When will the next season of Kid Nation be. I really want to sign up for this show. If I make it on the show I will work hard and never give up.

michaela:

I would love to be on kid nation!i would always do my best no matter how hard and never back down to any challange!!

McKoy:

i would love to be on the next season!! I know how to fend for myself I can handle things when they get tough I will surprise you being on how im 11 and a girl my mom has battled cancer and had to have her leg amputated. my dad works days i can not only take care of myself I help my mom cook,clean,etc. im a second mom! please consider me.

McKoy:

i also have a wonderful persanalty (just in case you wanted to know) im really fun to be around i have lots of friends!

KANE:

PLEASE CAN I BE ON KID NATION 2 OR 3

McKoy:

please email me if you are intrested

McKoy:

please email me if you are intrested

Ashly Schmidt:

i was wondering when there was going to be the next sign up.=].i would love to be on this show.my mom thinks i can't do it.but what does she know.my friends encourage me to try my best to get on the show,because they think i would make it all 40 days.i always watch Kid Nation when ever its on.im like addicted to that show.so thats like a couple reasons why i would love to know when the next sign up is.=].

love,
Ashly.

Jordn:

omg I want to b on this show so bad It looks like it would b fun how do i sign up 4 next season

Amy:

I love kid nation it looks like so much fun i think it would help me learn to clean up after myself if i get to be on the show

Jess:

oh my gosh i would so kick butt at this because i live on a farm and muck out stalls and feed and ride horses,ect. I know what work was like and im sorry but i know better than to drink bleach. i mean who doesnt obviously those kids on the show!

Jess:

oh my gosh i would so kick butt at this because i live on a farm and muck out stalls and feed and ride horses,ect. I know what work was like and im sorry but i know better than to drink bleach. i mean who doesnt obviously those kids on the show!

Monica:

I would love to be on the next season of kid nation! It would be a dream come true. How do you sign up?

darrell Wooton:

I would love to be on the show kid nation. But my internet is cut off and I am using the schools. I would love to now where and when the tryouts are. Mail a letter to me at 902 country side dr. Richmond Ky, 40475.

thank you,
Darrell Wooton

Griffin J.:

OMG!!i would love to be on kid nation. It is the best show ever. I work hard and think it would be really fun.

Maddy k:

Can i PLEASE be on the show? It looks awsome!

Alanna:

i do not want to be on kid nation because i would miss my friends and family WAY to MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alanna:

i do not want to be on kid nation because i would miss my friends and family WAY to MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alanna:

i do not want to be on kid nation because i would miss my friends and family WAY to MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

eden kyzer:

hey i wanna be on kid nation and my parents want to know when the next kid natio comes on so email me back and they can probly sign me up :) ^.^
and i love this show and you know what it teaches you things and i would so love to be onthis show soooo bad and stuff not just for me but for the world.period.

The Hug Lay :

Will there be a "behind the scenes" show to show us how they did cook their other meals that we did not see, how they handled the lanterns going out, all their changes of clothes?
Love, hugs, prayers.

Olivia:

so i cant be on the show. i live in new york. east syracuse new york. im not really entertainment savy.im not like most kids. or are you talking about kids from new york new york? i live like 4 hours away from there. please e-mail me and explain why you wont cast kid from new york and caliornia ? at oliviaox7@yahoo.com

Jamie Rowley:

I think this is an chance of a life time. I love to be a part of it just I need to know how so e-mail me how please!!!!!!!!

Shanice:

I really love this show alot and i wish to be on it!i never missed one show!MY DREAM IS TO BE ON KID NATION!!!!!!!!! it would be a drean come true!

Deborah :

i would like to now when is kids nation about to start and where is it going to take place

John:

Kid Nation is the best show that has ever aired! People who have bad things to say have clearly never even watched an episode. I am 14, I would give an arm and a leg to be on that show! Even without the $5K or the $20K star. The show is this: To show that kids can work together. That we're not defenseless infants that magically grow up at age 18. I have met many children that are much more mature and intelligent then some adults!


If there is one thing I know, it's this: If this show is not reproduced in the U.S., I'm moving to Canada and losing all hope for people in the U.S.

Emily:

I just cheeked on CBS and they are no longer taking applactions I wanted to be on Kid Nation season 2 but the deadline was 9/30/07 I'm sorry I wish all of us could be on that show but we can't

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