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ABC Sinks to Celebrity Wife Swap

... What, Bachelor Pad and Dating in the Dark weren't bad enough? ABC is slapping the "celebrity" tag on one of its of-questionable-taste reality programs, the spouse-switching Wife Swap. The original format sees two families having their lives turned upside down when the matriarchs of both clans switch families! You'll laugh, you'll learn, you'll cry. You can guess how the celebrity version will work, I hope. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Neil Patrick Harris has proven he's one of the only things that can make awards shows palatable, because it is humanly impossible not to like him. Everyone liked him as host of the Tony Awards, especially the Tony Awards, so Harris has been asked back to host this year. He said, "Sure." The tribute to the best of stage and theater will be telecast on June 12 on CBS. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has signed a deal to star in his own spin-off project at MTV. You earned it, pal! [THR]

... Fox's TV and film divisions have partnered to squeeze every consumer dollar they can out of the network's hit show Glee. Glee Live! 3D! will be a feature film showcasing the cast's upcoming North American concert tour that will run in limited engagement in mid-August. Good thing it's in 3D, otherwise it would be a total waste of money! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Comedy Central has renewed Workaholics for a second season. Apparently there enough teenagers out there watching it for the fart and bong jokes. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Add Mark Greenberg, co-host of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" radio show, to the list of ESPN personalities who've signed deals to have TV shows made about their lives. Greenberg is working with ABC to adapt his book, Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot, for a sitcom about a sports radio host who married a sports-hating gal. Greenberg joins Colin Cowherd and Mark Schlereth as ESPNers who are turning their lives into television shows. [Variety]

... Do you ever find yourself alone in your house, wondering why there can't be more of A&E;'s Storage Wars on TV? Booyah! A&E; has ordered a spin-off of the show called Storage Wars: Dallas! It's like Storage Wars, but it takes place in Dallas. The network also ordered relationship reality program InLaws, hog-hunting reality show Boar Hunters, and odd-sized transport docudrama Ship Happens. Seriously. [Ohio]

... And just because it can, MTV has renewed Teen Mom for a fourth season. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Does the Glee movie really needs to be in 3D? Seriously.
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Celebrity Wife Swap???!!! More Glee, Teen Mom, and Jersey Shore!!! I might as well just tie myself to the train tracks!!! I bet the first episode of Celebrity Wife Swap will be Heidi Montag because ABC is just that stupid.
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You've obviously never seen Workaholics, it's funny as hell. Maybe if it were on a CBS-owned network you'd like it?
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@hockeyrick

Have you heard of the Bravo network...?
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Celebrity Wife Swap? More Teen Mom? As Mr. Bill would say, "Oh, nooooooooo!"
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Celebrity Wife Swap has been around for years it and the whole Wife Swap thing are a UK show re-made for you guys. Luckily for us they stopped making them both recently, ha and indeed ha, enjoy.............
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NPH is always great. I can't stomach reality shows anymore.
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What is with all the reality shows? Do people still watch this garbage?
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Celebrity Wife Swap. Good grief, have they gone completely mad or do they actually think people with watch such a thing? It may suit some folk but certainly not me.
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Are ABC seriously doing that? it's going to be totally fake
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There should be 1 channel just devoted to cra% shows, that is reality!!!!!
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Small correction: The co-host of ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" isn't Mark; it's Mike.
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Wow, Comedy Central finally renewed a new show.
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The original was fascinating, if staged, sociology. This is crap. One reason I have departed from network television.
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