It's the most wonderful time of the year for SOAPnet fans.
We're tempted to put all of the people responsible for Duets on this list for making such a crappy show, and getting us to watch by putting the adorable Kelly Clarkson on it, but looking up their names would mean we'd have to invest even more of our time in that terrible mess.
It's a sad day for Elliot Stabler fans.
They could've called this The Real Housewives of Staten Island, but despite all appearances to a similar franchise on another network, this is VH1, and I guess Mob Wives is a catchier title. Then again, Renee Graziano (clearly the star of this hot mess) tries to deny the existence of the mob, but then speaks at length about the code of the "underworld" and how her father always got her gifts that fell off the back of a truck. There's some careful parsing of language here, but besides that and learning about hating "rats," the first episode didn't have a lot to offer.
With news that AMC is planning to do a Watch What Happens Live-type talk show, we're thinking that more networks should be cashing in on this low-budget, highly-entertaining type of exclusive entertainment. Taking a page from Andy Cohen, who drove his Bravo behind-the-scenes series to success, here's how other networks could run their WHW-style shows.