Celebrity Circus by Chris Haston/NBC
Jeers to Celebrity Circus for being far from the greatest show on Earth. I was impressed by some of the feats performed by Antonio Sabato, Jr., Stacey Dash and Christopher Knight. But turning it into a standard-issue competition with a grinning host (the omnipresent Joey Fatone), viewer voting and a weekly elimination brings NBC's new reality show crashing to Earth. Worst of all is the obligatory trio of judges: trapeze artist Aurelia Cats (whose most coherent comment was meowing at Sabato, Jr.), Olympic gymnast Mitch Gaylord (hey, anyone remember American Anthem?) and flamboyant choreographer Louie Spence (a Bruno Tonioli wannabe). CBS' Circus of the Stars didn't need this kind of gimmickry- or a weekly time slot.

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