Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazuquez and Jason Lee by Chris Haston/NBC
Cheers to Jason Lee for playing along with Celebrity Family Feud. At first, I was shocked when I heard My Name Is Earl's headliner was joining his costars on the NBC game show. After all, he starred in one of last year's biggest movies (okay, so it was Alvin and the Chipmunks, but still...). And Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer all chose not to accompany their Office mates to the Feud. Then I watched the episode and saw that Lee and Co. were playing in character, and I realized such a tacky stunt fit perfectly with Earl's trash-tastic aesthetic. The best moment: Earl's answer to what a woman wouldn't want to hear about the guy she almost married: "That he's her cousin." Show me... genius! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
Wipeout by Adam Larkey/ABC
First, some good news before the bad: July is less than a week away, and a month that once upon a time signified the absolute doldrums for TV fans now looms like an oasis of bountiful pleasures, with returning shows on the horizon including The Closer, Burn Notice, the Monk-Psych combo, and the piece de resistance of Mad Men's second season. (Youll also want to add HBOs gripping Generation Kill docudrama miniseries to your calendar.) Naturally, this is all on cable, but this is still especially good news after the dismal reality circus of June, capped by the current weeks onslaught of ridiculous time-wasters.More than ever, Ive been feeling trapped in a bizarro world, as if Id bought a subscription to a season of To Each Their Own theater. I know there are people out there who get their jollies at watching elaborate and messy pratfalls accompanied by snarky commentarythe model being Spikes MXC, which I found mildly amusing until ...
Celebrity Family Feud by Chris Haston/NBC Photo
Jeers to Ice-T for shedding his last shred of street cred by appearing on Celebrity Family Feud. It was ironic when the once-controversial "Cop Killer" took a role as an NYPD detective on Law & Order: SVU. Throwing down with Joan Rivers' posse on an Al Roker-hosted NBC game show is just sad. Accompanied by his extra-buxom wife, Coco, as well as his mother-in-law, namesake son and best friend, the old-school rapper predicted, "It's gonna get real gangsta in there" then got smoked in sudden death. Survey says... sellout! Get Matt Roush's take on the summer reality glut Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!