Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Which is the real "reality" show?

A rerun from March 13, 2006, so I hope you'll excuse what now appears to be a tasteless Jeff Conaway joke.

Celebrity Garage Sale: Down-on-their-luck celebs compete to see who can raise the most money to pay back taxes by holding a garage sale. Confirmed so far: Grease's Jeff Conaway and Project Runway's Wendy Pepper. Produced by Stanley "M.C. Hammer" Burrell. On TLC.

Celebrity Cooking Showdown: Celebs (yet to be named) team with famous chefs (including Wolfgang Puck) in an elimination cookoff. Produced by Sean "Diddy" Combs. On NBC.

Celebrity Paintball Challenge: Celebs (including famed chef Wolfgang Puck) team with world-champion paintball wizards in elimination paintball-off. Produced by Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. On Spike.

Celebrity Rap-off: Celebs not known for their hustle or their flow are paired with former rap stars in a weekly elimination rap-off. Confirmed so far: Deborah Gibson, Young MC, Rick Springfield, Damon Wibley (from the Fat Boys). Produced by Robert "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle. On VH1.

The answer to the quiz was the second one. (It bombed.) However, after I posted this originally, the first and fourth "fake" reality shows came to pass in one way or another, with other people. Actress Illeana Douglas filmed a pilot for a celebrity garage sale show for a cable channel (I'm not sure if it aired), and a VH1 did indeed air a series exactly like my suggestion, though none of those stars were involved. As far as I can tell, a celebrity paintball competition has not come to pass, at least not on TV.

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