We've officially hit the reality doldrums of summer, where the Bachelorette has nearly chosen her mate, the So You Think You Can Dance contestants have been plagued by injury, the less talented America's Got Talent singers are getting voted through by the gen pop who are suckers for a sob story and the Big Brother twists have already fizzled out. But there is hope on the horizon, not just because Jersey Shore, The Rachel Zoe Project and Project Runway are returning to quench our reality thirst, but also because there is a whole new crop of shows still left to debut that sound intriguing. Some may be turn out to be duds, but here's hoping one of them is our next guilty pleasure.
Kristen Bell commands you to watch her new Showtime series, House of Lies!
At this stage in the game, after Tamra Barney's been thoroughly vilified, Kim Zolciak's been mocked to within an inch of her life, Danielle Staub and Kelly Bensimon have been nationally named both crazy and stupid, and Teresa Giudice has been crowned the queen of vapid new money trash, I cannot understand why anyone would agree to participate in a Real Housewives show. It irreversibly turns you into a joke and it reportedly doesn't even pay that great -- there has to be something very wrong with you to want to do this. But here we go again, with five new women desperate enough to be famous that they'd agree to act like this on television.