I HEART VH1
Why? For programming slates like tonight's (my comments in blue):
Returning to VH1 in the new year is Surreal Life (Mindless Ent/51 Pictures) on Jan 9 at 9p with another list of "celebrities": Chyna Doll; Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Gos); Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch); Verne Troyer (Austin Powers); model Marcus Schenkenberg; rap star Da Brat; and Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model).
As one of the show's surreal challenges, I think Verne and Marcus need to do a runway show together. And I really want Jane Wiedlin and Christopher Knight to perform duets of “Keep On” and “Time to Change.” I think the choreography would be stellar.
VH1's original series Strange Love (Mindless Ent/51 Pictures) makes its debut immediately following at 10p. Strange Love features the love affair between Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav which was born during their participation in last season's edition of Surreal Life.
Strange love? More like bizarro freakshow trainwreck love. That I can’t take my eyes off of!
And finishing up the evening is the premiere of Celebrity Fit Club (Granada Ent) which follows the progress of 8 celebs looking to shed a few pounds. Participating in this series are: Daniel Baldwin, Kim Coles, Joe Gannascoli (The Sopranos), Biz Markie, Ralphie May, Judge Mablean Ephriam (Divorce Court), Mia Tyler and Wendy the Snapple Lady.
Because it wouldn’t be America if we didn’t make even our celebrities insecure about their bodies. Land of the free, home of the self-esteem bereft. I hope Daniel talks about his involvement in Anonymous Rex . My random prediction? Biz Markie will start a passionate affair with Wendy the Snapple Lady. But he says, “she’s just a friend.” (Oh baby you...)