The sooner all Hollywood writers have WGA contracts, the better. Since reality shows are so cheap to produce, the networks keep throwing them at a cringing audience, hoping something will stick.
CBS has a pilot The Singing Office (why not Karaoke Office?), based, of course, on an existing show (in this case Dutch, and all those feeble Dutch treat jokes). EP Laurie Girion claims she’s looking at it
as a comedy show with music at its core, not than just another music competition show
Because we all know how lame those shows are.
And you’re not safe at home either–A & E is inflicting Rocco DiSpirito on the food-perplexed. Can’t figure out romantic dinner for two? Rocco will help out. Oh joy.
A & E ordered the pilot from 44 Blue Prods, producers of another series–Designing Blind. Designer Eric Bru-Slangard is an interior designer who can’t see the living rooms he’s re-doing, much less his own series. Which makes him one up on the viewers.
The only bright spot in all this is KAOS Entertainment’s America’s Cutest Puppy for WE. But I don’t get it–when the puppy is cast, it’s cute, right? But by air time, isn’t there a big risk that it won’t be as cute? I predict a huge wave of puppies lying about their age.