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Ray Richmond surveys the summer reality shows and cooks up some hot ideas of his own. Our fave:

Are You Smarter Than a Golden Retriever?
It’s human vs. canine for all the marbles in this reality game hosted by Paula Abdul that pits human contestants against golden retrievers in a series of challenges involving logic, probability and treat-based motivation.

Back in the real world of reality tv–an oxymoron of the purest distillation–

TV Envy likes The Next Best Thing.

Cathie Watches TV really hates On the Lot.

Frank Bruni at the NYT doesn’t think Top Chef is fraudulent or corrupt, just television. Same dif.

AV Club likes The Takedown.

FBLA is waiting for the Scott Baio show, and we’re not alone.