The good news: Mario Lopez is now available for birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, and, you know, to just hang out. The better news: The CW has canceled its reality stunt H8R after four episodes, which is only four episodes too late.
The series, hosted by dimple-factory Lopez, facilitated meet-and-greets between normal people who talked smack about Z-list celebrities and the celebrities about which the smack-talking occurred, the idea being that the celebrities could try to convince their H8Rs not to hate them anymore. It was all pretty stupid, really. Among the famous folks who participated were Jake Pavelka (most recently of Bachelor Pad), Snooki, Eva Longoria, Joe Francis, Kim Kardashian, and a few other chumps.
Last night's episode drew 1.2 million viewers, who I assume were forced to tune in against their will. It scored a 0.4 rating in the adult demo, which is bad even by CW standards.
Along with the square wheel, H8R has to be one of the dumbest ideas ever. However, I figured that since the show was so cheap to make, it would've stuck around a bit longer. For those of you who are participating in our Dead Pool, H8R is worth a solid nine points and joins The Playboy Club and Free Agents in the Fall 2011 Canceled Shows Club.