Reality Lineup May Induce Vomiting

Slew of odd shows suggests a new low
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2008 10:00 AM CDT
Reality Lineup May Induce Vomiting
A contestant on "America's Got Talent"   ("America's Got Talent")

Has reality television reached rock bottom? ABC News takes a look at this summer’s lineup landscape, which includes competitions centered on vomiting, mud-drenched obstacle courses, and the most talented dogs. Celebrity-for-no-reason Nicole Richie is even shopping a show that would have talentless nobodies compete to become the next celebrity-for-no-reason. The winner—naturally—lands a reality TV show.

"It's like a hydra—you cut off one head and two more take its place," NPR TV critic David Bianculli said. "When Lindsay Lohan's mom gets a reality show, something's terribly wrong. This is not bottom of the barrel, this is excavating beneath the barrel.” (Read more reality TV stories.)

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