April 2010 Archives
Jersey Shore has just started taping its second season in South Beach, Real Housewives of New Jersey is returning in May and now Oxygen has greenlit Jersey Couture. So since TV viewers apparently just can't get enough of the Garden State lately, we've come up with ways to give some of our favorite shows a Jersey spin.
We're glad that The Challenge finally dumped the clunky Real World/Road Rules portion of its name, especially considering that Road Rules hasn't even been on the air in years and a large portion of the current crop of competitors came from the previous Fresh Meat season. But we don't think the change goes far enough. Instead of adding nobodies to the mix every few years, MTV should open up the show to stars from its many other hit programs. Here's who we'd pick, for starters:
There's so much news today; I didn't even have room to include anything Oprah-related! Ahhh!
When we first saw the Jersey Shore casting call, we were amazed (and delighted) to see how over-the-top and true to the show it was. We'd like to imagine what other series' (both reality and scripted) casting calls would look like if they were just as true to their formats as that one was...
It might just be too nice out to be snarky, but I'll try!
Idol, True Blood, and Star Wars! Our nerd senses are tingling!
It's not much of a shocker that Project Runway continues to underperform at its new network considering the disaster that was Season 6 and the snoozefest airing right now (Anthony and Jonathan have been entertaining, but they ain't Christian Siriano, and Mila's no Jeffrey Sebelia in the villain department). Seriously, how many times are we expected to sit through a "design a dress for Hedi" or a "walk around New York City for inspiration" episode? A word of advice to the producers: Take advantage of your audience. You've got a ton of unexplored territory with Lifetime's over-the-top movies and hilariously bad TV shows, so why not use them as a creative resource? We've even come up with a few ideas to appeal to the 18-49-year-old-female demographic that is still generously giving you the time of day.
I like the idea of Bravo giving a one-hour update special to one of their bigger stars. Since it's just one installment, the talent is able to just be honest and show you their life and career as they are, and not feel pressure to create false drama like they would if this were an entire unscripted series. Christian Siriano: Having a Moment was enjoyable, but in an entirely non-sensational, catching-up-with-an-old-friend kind of way. I was happy to see him doing so well and it was a pleasant enough visit, but I'm not dying for more like I usually am at the end of a trashy reality show. It was just the thing to satisfy my curiosity about what he's been doing this whole time, and that's fine too.
Two great American series come out on DVD today, as well as one Canadian series about a vampire detective. Have you hugged a Canadian today? We'll wait...
I have so much bad news for you.
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