When there’s too much reality in reality TV…

Just came across this write up of the new Fox reality show Moment of Truth over at Ain’t It Cool News:

Fox cancelled O.J. Simpson’s “If I Did It” special a while ago, but it’s going full speed ahead tonight with the American version of “Moment Of Truth,” which was cancelled in Colombia after one contestant admitted during a taping that she hired somebody to kill her husband.

Whoa. That’s…that’s six shades of messed up. Perhaps seven. I’m not one to judge.

The commercials for the American version sound appalling in their own right, but I’m fairly sure no one is going to be asked, “Have you ever taken a hit out on your husband?” Oh wait, this is Fox, home of World’s Deadliest Swarms and Who’s Your Daddy? You might point out these shows were well in the past, and I’d point out that starting tonight, Fox is airing a show in which people are strapped to lie detectors for the chance to win $500,000 while destroying every meaninful relationship in their lives.

I hope the writers’ strike ends soon. Not only would that help realize my dream of 16 new episodes of Lost this Spring, but would also give me something to watch besides Jeff Conaway doing his best impression of a corpse on Celebrity Rehab. I thought I Love New York was depressing: it’s nothing compared to Kinickie shaking like a leaf and drooling all over Daniel Baldwin. Yikes. We’re about a week away from hearing about the premiere of The Gary Busey Variety Hour at this point. C’mon, writers: pull it together!

2 Comments

  1. Susan
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Dr. Drew was originally hired to be the host on the Fox show “Moment of Truth”, but walked out in the middle of taping the pilot in respect of the contestants. In medical school, Dr. Drew had taken an oath “to do no harm.”

    Scary stuff. His new show rocks though. Thank - goodness he hung up the Fox show. He seems better equipped for Celebrity Rehab.

  2. Allison
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    What a sad day in America… Watching society completely unravel as FOX destroys lives and families.. Whats more disturbing is the fact that the show will probably draw huge ratings…