Think of ABC's summer series Whodunnit? as CSI-meets-reality TV — quite literally. The Clue-like murder-mystery show, in which 13 contestants are brought to a sprawling mansion to compete in a game to find out the identity of the killer among them, is the brainchild of reality TV veteran Cris Abrego (Rock of Love, The Surreal Life) and CSI creator Anthony Zuiker.
Vanilla Ice is coming back to the small screen — and this time, he'll be hanging out with the Amish.
The rapper's new DIY reality series Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, in which he learns crafting from Amish people, will premiere later this year, the network announced Tuesday at Scripps' upfront presentation.
Love in the Wild (Wednesdays, 10/9c, NBC) is a trashy beach novel of a TV show. It is salacious in nature (10 women and 10 men are thrown together in a Costa Rican paradise to partner-swap their way to true love) but not in practice (so much closed-mouth kissing). It is kind of mean (each week the last picked — that is, least desired — from each sex goes home) but then again completely goofy (at one point during a river-rafting challenge, someone confused a stick for a crocodile). It is mindless enough to be ideal summertime programming.
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To give you a sense of how silly this whole thing is, we're counting down the top 10 most ridiculous things these ridiculous (though as yet even tempered) people said on Wednesday's ridiculous premiere...
Our top moments of the week:
8. Best Diss: When Phaedra and Kim whip out the claws about Phaedra's due date on Real Housewives of Atlanta, the new mother takes a nasty swipe at Kim's alleged nursing degree: "Honey, just because you strip out of a nurse's outfit does not make you a nurse, baby girl." Not exactly something we thought we'd hear from the mouth of a self-proclaimed Southern belle, but we'll take it.
7. Worst Second Act: Now with some extra time on his hands, Larry King drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to chat about semi-retirement and debut, as Leno dubs it, his "bright young comedy styling" in a stand-up routine. "If you're watching to book me, I tell stories..." King says, before launching into...
Just six months ago, Bret Michaels was recovering from a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, a health scare that could have cast an ironic pall over the title of his new VH1 reality series, Life as I Know It (premiering tonight at 10/9c). Thankfully, the rocker survived, emerging with a renewed commitment to his career and to ...