Pimp My Ride courtesy MTV
Fox has picked up the two-week-old, Wayne Brady-hosted sing-in-the-blanks game show Don't Forget the Lyrics! for a second, 13-episode season, says Variety.... MTV has announced that Pimp My Ride this Sunday is launching what will be its final season. The Xzibit-fronted series' new lead-out is a new car-makeover competition, Trick It Out, hosted by onetime Idol contender Becky O'Donohue.
A scarcity of pimps is but one reason that TLC's Overhaulin' (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET) shouldn't be confused with MTV's Pimp My Ride.
"We're not just throwing some parts on a car," Overhaulin' grease monkey Chris Jacobs tells TV Guide Online. "We're really breaking the car down to its core and building it back up to a true work of art. I know they trick the cars out more on Pimp My Ride, but we really try to create a car that's as drivable as it is good-looking."
Despite his "in" with the series' vehicular makeover artists, Jacobs has yet to avail himself of their services. "I didn't think my car even needed to be overhauled before I started the show, but now I think both [my '68 Charger and my '68 Plymouth convertible] could use it. I'm sure if I wanted to, I could [get the job done], but I just ordered a new Dodge Magnum, and I'm going to use my string-pulling to customize that. You've got to use your favors