Fox is bringing back its horrifically My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancee prank reality show, but with a new twist: this time around, they're adding famous faces. So instead of having young singletons bring home a rude and crude nobody to pretend to be their betrothed, now a celebrity will be playing that role. Casting for the show, which will be called My Parents Are Gonna To Love You, hasn't been announced yet, but we feel for the girls who will have to subject their families to the likes of K-Fed and his ilk. The entire scenario got us thinking about other forgotten reality shows that could be revived with the help of celebs. After all, it worked for The Apprentice and The Mole.
10. Temptation Island
Take a bunch of random attractive celebrity couples (Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Kim Kardashian and whoever she's with, etc.) and put them on an island somewhere with some sexy singles just to see what unfolds. It'd be a gossip field day.
9. Kid Nation
Nick Cannon, honorary chairman of TeenNick, could host this show. The kids sent to live on their own in the Wild West would include stars for the tween set like Zack and Cody, Drake and Josh, the Naked Brothers, that iCarly chick, all those Wizards of Waverly Place kids, Aaron Kelly from Idol, Justin Bieber and everyone from Hannah Montana whose last name isn't Cyrus and who isn't really 30 years old. Can you just imagine any of them having to feed chickens? Deal with it, indeed.
8. Beauty and the Geek
Playboy Playmates and/or Charm School rejects could commune with the nerdy types like Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Parsons, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel, explaining to them the inner workings of the female mind and giving them makeovers.
7. The Littlest Groom
If we've learned anything from The Surreal Life, the UK Big Brother and his sex tape, it's that Verne Troyer just needs the love of a good woman to help him get by. OK, maybe that's not what we learned from those shows, but he should still have his own Rock of Love-esque show, anyway. Let the drunken public urination commence.
6. Mr. Personality
Those masks still haunt our nightmares, so why not bring them back? First, the hostess has to be some troubled woman involved in a political sex scandal (Ashley Dupre, perhaps), while the star would be a woman who is notoriously superficial in her dating practices (like Paris Hilton) but who is now forced to choose from among masked male suitors (preferably unattractive C-listers who've let themselves go). It would be entirely reprehensible, but we'd watch every single second.
5. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?
It would be like a blind version of Millionaire Matchmaker in which 50 women would vie for the chance to marry an obscenely wealthy guy. The twist: they can't see who it is until they are ready to say "I do." And at that point, they'd find out they were marrying Steve Bing. He's really rich and has allegedly knocked up not one, but two famous women, left them pregnant and then denied fathering their offspring. He's a real class act, in other words. And if a second celeb installment becomes necessary, the show's creator himself, Mike Fleiss (who also brought us The Bachelor), would make for an excellent creepy candidate.
4. Gay, Straight or Taken
This one's about one woman trying to figure out which category the three men in front of her fall into. We'd be game with either a celebrity female trying to figure this out from ordinary men (Katie Holmes or Star Jones would be great casting) or with an ordinary woman trying to suss out famous guys. It would have been a far more entertaining way for Ricky Martin let the world know what we all already suspected.
3. Moment of Truth
How much do we want to drag that human lie detector out and strap it to the likes of Tiger Woods, Jesse James or Rod Blagojevich? So much that we'd pay to see it as a pay-per-view event.
2. Conveyor Belt of Love
We didn't love this short-lived objectification-fest, but if they could get Janice Dickinson, Kim Cattrall and Kirstie Alley to sit and alternately ogle and insult the men attempting to win their affections, we might reconsider. It'd be especially fun when the ladies want the same guy and he's forced to pick between them, as opposed to running for dear life.
1. Extreme Makeover
Not the Home Edition one that's still on the air, but the fascinating/disgusting plastic surgery version that started the Extreme franchise. Although seeing regular folks get facelifts and liposuction got boring, it'd be fascinating to see a version with celebs. Instead of revealing their new looks to the tabloids, people like Kathy Griffin, Lisa Rinna and Heidi Montag could show off their newly sculpted/Botoxed faces on reality TV. And better yet, they could then be forced to compete in a pageant, Swan style, at the end of each season.
Which older reality shows do you want to see revived with celebs? Post your suggestions below.
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