Thursday, March 06, 2008

Reality Shows For Everyone!



Although perhaps not quite as exciting as the prospect of "Posh Spice Makes Over Fat American Schlubs" on Fox, VH1 has a few new reality shows in the works, according to tvweek.com, including one starring Margaret Cho:
VH1 is gearing up more celebrity-driven shows, featuring comedienne Margaret Cho, rap impresario Luther Campbell and Hulk Hogan’s daughter, Brooke.

The network’s “celeb-reality” programming strategy has pushed the network into the top ranks among cable networks during the first quarter, and VH1 is counting in the new shows to continue its momentum.

“The Cho Show” follows the former “All American Girl” star and her eccentric entourage and family. VH1 has ordered seven half-hour episodes from Crossroads Television.

“Luke’s Parental Advisory” features Mr. Campbell, former leader of the raunchy rap group 2 Live Crew, who is now a suburban father, a fiancĂ©e and CEO of an adult entertainment business. VH1 has ordered eight 30-minute episodes from Pink Sneakers Productions.

“Brooke Hogan Knows Best” follows four years of “Hogan Knows Best,” as the wrestling star’s daughter begins life on her own in Miami. VH1 has ordered 10 30-minute episodes from Pink Sneakers.
I may actually be most delighted by Luther Campbell's show--although why do these series have to follow in the steps of similar programs (ie, "Run's House," "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood," "The Osbournes,"etc)? Can't reality producers come up with fresh ideas?

Happily, the prospect of seeing Margaret Cho's mother on a tv show will give me a reason to live.

Brooke Hogan, not so much.

PS
As the above photo shows, somewhere along the line Margaret Cho lost a crapload of weight and is now almost unrecognizable without her trademark chubby cheeks. I thought she had a whole monologue about how no matter how thin she got, she would never be able to lose those "typically Korean" cheeks? I don't know how she managed it, but it makes me sad...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What happened to Margaret Cho?! Kudos to her for losing weight if that's what she wanted to do... I just keep thinking of her stand up in "I'm the one that I want" ya know? Network pressure, anyone?