Okay, so I'd love to be watching all new episodes of my favorite shows just as much as the next person. But let's face it, we are soon going to be left with nothing but reality tv and some shows that weren't good enough to get on the fall schedule. But as I see it, the writer's strike isn't all bad. It's like Christmas in July, or more accurately summer programming during sweeps.

Here is a sample of the quality programming I have been checking out (alright, looking forward to). I am not saying that I don't normally watch some (okay, most)(Hell, who am I kidding? ALL) of these shows all alone when they are replayed in the wee hours, or better yet, online while my family is not even home. But now I can use the excuse that there's nothing else on and watch them in prime time as all original episodes!
Real World: Where ever (I know the last Sydney one is tonight, but I'm sure they have another set of crazy kids already filming the next one!)
Life of Ryan (This boy is way to cute to be only 17! Maybe I could adopt him, as his own parents kinda suck.)
Gladiators (I worked out while watching this Monday, all those well oiled muscles are very motivational. And the cheese factor is so high, one can almost taste it!)
One Tree Hill (The story line jumped 4 years ahead, skipping the college years. So now the not actually teen stars are playing closer to their real ages. Doesn't make the show any more realistic, but who wants realism in their soap opera?)
Jon and Kate + 8 (My kids got me hooked on this one. Messing With Texas totally pegged what draws me to this freak show. Did she mention the mom is Koo-Koo-Krazy? Full on with spinning finger by the ear!)
Run's House (The Cosby Show but, not. I like that these rich kids seem fairly "normal" and my kids like to watch too.)
Rock of Love 2! (Previously on Rock of Love: Cat Fights and Pole Dancing. The 2nd round promises to be a train wreck of incomparable proportions. Television Without Pity is recapping the first season episodes. It's comic GOLD.)
Scott Baio is Pregnant (Now THAT would be a great show, too bad it's actually his girlfriend having the baby. Either way I lurve me some Chachi!)

The obvious exceptions to the rule are of course LOST (which I cannot wait for) 24 (we haven't watched since the first season, however, this may be a good time to catch up and have some quality tv to look forward to) and on cable Psych has all new episodes (if you haven't seen it before check it out on USA Friday nights, very lighthearted funny entertainment). Oh and if you are my husband Battle Star Gallactica will be back later this spring for it's final season.

Off to watch a marathon of America's Next Top Model on MTV. Gotta love the marathons to get hooked on a truly trashy show!


It's so nice to discover other people addicted to shows that are embarrassing. Have you ever watched The Real Housewives of Orange County? Or Wife Swap? From your other shows, you might like them. Although nothing beats Chachi.

January 10, 2008 at 1:52 PM  

AAhhhh Wife Swap, yet another classic. I often catch SuperNanny too, makes me feel so much better about my parenting skills! Ha! And now, I will have to check out Housewives!

January 10, 2008 at 3:44 PM  

I love reality shows. I watch Real Housewives of Orange County. I want to smack a couple of them every time I watch the show.

January 11, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

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