August 29, 2007

Must not see TV

Maxim has compiled a list of the Top Ten Shows We Won't Watch during the upcoming season. Excerpt:

9. Dr. Steve-O (USA Network)

Whoa—Jackass’s Steve-O and Trishelle from Real World/Road Rules: Whore Olympics…in the same show! In Dr. Steve-O, the grizzled reality-TV pair will make their way from one viewer-nominated sad case to another, attempting to de-wussify (their word, not ours) the poor blokes before the hour is out. A press release notes that the show will also feature “shockingly hilarious stunts” and “embarrassingly funny and demented dares.” And to think that we used to dump on USA for its thrice-daily Walker, Texas Ranger reruns.
2. Cavemen (ABC)

We’ve always found Geico’s “Caveman” commercials moderately entertaining, even if they never prompted us to purchase insurance or ridicule a specific racial or ethnic group. This show, however, appears to be setting its sights a bit higher, billing itself as “a hilarious and thought-provoking social commentary on race relations in today’s America.” Are networks allowed to cancel a show mid-episode? We’re about to find out.

1. The Return of Jezebel James (Fox)

This one doesn’t debut until November-ish, so there’s plenty of time for somebody to tweak, rework, or euthanize it. Suffice it to say that Parker Posey will have to appear in 47 New York-based indie films and date 226 indie singer/songwriters to restore her street cred. To view the worst trailer in the history of the genre, click here.

Thank goodness I have lots of DVDs and books lying around the house. Eesh.

Update: Consider yourself bitten.

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