The latest Nielsen ReelResearch Survey (which I signed up for the last time I was in Las Vegas, and which has been a source of intermittent entertainment) contains a portion asking me which of these reality shows I would be most likely to watch, should the current writers' strike continue beyond January.
I want to emphasize that I am not making up any of this. I've only added links below for editorializing:
Million Dollar Password – A modernized take on the original game show. Regis Philbin will host
Moment of Truth – Contestants will answer personal questions while being connected to a polygraph machine
Duel – This game show has contestants going “head-to-head” for the opportunity to win a big jackpot
Clash of the Choirs – Celebrities go back to their home towns to establish an amateur singing group and these choirs compete live
My Dad is Better than Your Dad – Dads lead their families in fun competitions against other fathers and their families
American Gladiators – Hosted by Hulk Hogan, this show follows four women and four men as they take on contestants
Do You Trust Me? – Tucker Carlson hosts. Contestants who are strangers wager how much they trust one another
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carey Ann – The choreographer judges from “Dancing With the Stars” coach their own dance teams through a routine each week
Oprah Winfrey’s The Big Give – This show centers on the competition, drama and emotion as millions of dollars are given away to make a difference in people’s lives
Baby Borrowers – Five young couples ages 16-19 must set up a home and take on various stages of parenthood
When Women Rule the World – Participants are brought to a remote island where women have the opportunity to rule as they build a newly formed society
Amne$ia – In this game show contestants must answer questions from their own lives for money and prizes. Hosted by Dennis Miller
You want another reason to end the writers' strike? I give you twelve. (Thirteen, if you count "American Gladiators" and Hulk Hogan separately.)
Please, show your support for the WGA--go buy some pencils or something.