As Hollywood writers officially go out on strike, networks are scrambling to fill time slots formally covered by scripted shows. Their solution? Fill those two hours a day with even more reality shows!
Coming by mid-Novemeber will be a new group of reality shows from the creative minds (well, who knows how creative!) who have brought us hours of drivel and seconds of entertainment over the last few years.
Among the new shows are:
Who Wants To Marry Warren Jeffs? The famous RLDS polygamists visits Southern Utah and Northern Arizona junior high schools searching for new wives to add to his harem. One lucky new bride will be chosen each week and spend a romantic weekend with Warren at a Motel 6 somewhere near St. George, Utah. While the unrated version will air on ABC, the adult one will show honeymoon clips on HBO.
The Next Great Polka Player. Why bother? There isn't one. This weekly series, however, will take us to all of the German beerhalls in the lower 48 to prove just how right we are!
The New Battle of the Network Stars: This old show from the 70's and 80's is being revived to give the now out of work actors something to do. Dolly Parton will compete against William Shatner in the first episode to see who has the most wigs.
Pimp My Desk Chair A group of mechanics will go to offices and take boring desk chairs and add padded armrests, chrome rims, lights, and other accessories to give you the best, fastest, and most colorful seat in your department.
Unfunniest Home Videos: The Dinner Edition Home videos submitted by viewers will determine such things as who had the least appetizing Thanksgiving Dinner, whose Mom is the worst cook, and who should never eat leftovers.
After spending their evenings at home watching these, and other reality shows, Network executives think that the writers will be back at work before the NFL playoffs start.