The youngsters on UPN's reality series Amish in the City (Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET) are having quite an adventure. Take Mose, the ex-teacher who grew up on an Amish farm in Wisconsin. He's been through a lot of firsts while living in the Hollywood Hills — like nearly drowning, shaving his chest and tasting white chocolate! Well, that's rumspringa for ya. Oh, what's rumspringa, you ask? Clearly, you haven't been paying attention, kids.
"Rumspringa is when Amish teens are allowed to leave the Amish for a period of time and experience the ways of the world," Mose explains. "If they prefer, after that period of time, to stay out in the world, they are allowed to do so. Or if they decide to go back to the Amish, they can also do that."
Of course, Mose — who was raised in the strict Old Order tradition — doesn't find the choice to embrace TV and electricity that easy. "There's hardly any Amish teens that would wan
In case you didn't notice, it's no longer cool to make fun of UPN. Not only did the sixth-place network break through last season with the proud strut of America's Next Top Model, but it's entering the fall with one of the most critically acclaimed new shows of the season: the Taye Diggs legal drama Kevin Hill. And for the first time ever, folks are buzzing about UPN's summer programming — specifically, the controversial reality show Amish in the City (debuting July 28). So, when UPN wrapped up the broadcast portion of the TCA press tour Tuesday, it displayed a level of confidence not seen since the summer of 2001 — when it stole Buffy the Vampire Slayer right out from under crosstown rival WB. Don't believe me? Well, read my minute-by-minute guide to all the day's big events and you may never take a potshot at the little network that couldn't again.EXECUTIVE SESSION9:12 am Viacom chief Les Moonves