While scanning entertainment news today, I couldn’t help but notice that—wow!—there are some truly heinous television shows in the works. The first offender, ABC Family has picked up a series called “Melissa & Joey” starring Melissa Joan Hart as a high-powered local politician and Joey Lawrence as her manny. Don’t get me wrong—I loved Melissa Joan Hart on “Clarissa Explains It All,” but did she have to go and do what sounds like a lame version of “Who’s the Boss” with a guy whose catchphrase was really only a sound? The second bit of bad television news: Bret Michaels is retiring from “Rock of Love” — instead, this summer he will be starting a plain old reality show about his life. In other words, no more mud football bowls and pile-up girl fights. Thanks, Bret?
And finally, the strangest of all—an internet show called “The Bump.” In the series, three women (they’re not real, they’re actors) are pregnant and tell their (completely faux) stories. Viewers vote on whether each woman should have an abortion. The show’s writers will do whatever the majority says for each woman. All I can say is … huh?