I’ve never been a fan of reality TV shows, but I found myself viewing a recent episode of Dancing with the Stars, probably because I didn’t have any drying paint to watch. I realize that we need shows like this, since we no longer have The Love Boat to offer paying gigs to stars that have lost their luster. The fall network line-up is once again loaded with reality shows that someone thinks we want to watch.
But don’t touch that remote - here are some new ideas that have yet to be explored.
Extreme Makeover: Celebrity Edition – Famous Hollywood residents show off their home maintenance skills while modeling the latest in designer cover-alls.
You Bet Your Butt – Each week, gold miners from Death Valley play poker, wagering their burrows. One unlucky miner loses his ass to a Royal Flush.
Name That Rug – Celebrities show off their tailor-made toppers, while a member of the audience has to guess which toupee belongs on which head. This could be the comeback vehicle Burt Reynolds has been looking for.
Who Wants to be a Wiseguy? – Host Regis Philbin gives some lucky contestant the opportunity to become a member of the Gambino family by answering trivia questions about The Godfather. Is that your final answer?
Under Oath – Politicians answer questions about their campaign finances while hooked up to a polygraph machine. The person with the best score gets free sexting lessons from Anthony Weiner.
Survivor: South Beach – Contestants compete to see who can get the best tan while clubbing and sipping Mojito’s.
Bowling with the Stars – Former screen idols pair up with members of the Pro Bowler’s Tour while host John Madden provides color commentary.
Straight Eye for the Queer Guy – Macho guys get in touch with their inner feminine sides between beers, backslaps, and questions like “How ‘bout them Steelers?”
The Real Housewives of Key West – Contestants have to guess who is what during the annual Fantasy Fest drag competition. The winner gets a big surprise.
Life With Tiger – Cameras follow Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour, hoping to catch him sink a hole in one off the links.
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Tim Smith is the author of numerous books ranging from romantic intrigue to contemporary erotic romance. More information about his books can be found at his website, www.timsmithauthor.com.