New shows are popping up like toadstools after a downpour. Some are retreads, such as National Geo.’s Taboo, which promises to show various customs, practices and rituals from around the world that shock, pain, confuse or sometimes delight us. (If they delight us, why are they taboo?)
Seen this a zillion times before.

Mike Fleiss, the schlock-meister of schlock-meisters, has a deal at ABC, and offers up Dream Vote–6 people tell the audience why they deserve to have their dream–new house, breast implants, plasma TV–and the audience and eventually the viewers vote. It’s either Queen for a Day or a college admissions interview.

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