New programs offer overdose of reality TV

Monday, June 16, 2003

When will people get sick of "reality TV"? Will we ever reach a point when the shows become so dumb, derivative and insulting that nobody watches them? Hey, it could be tonight. Fox trots out two witless features that just could be nails in the genre's coffin.

Let's start with "Outrageous Celebrity Look-Alike Behavior: Caught on Tape" (7 p.m., Fox). People pretending to be someone else embarrass themselves, and I am supposed to care. You sir, are no "Glutton Bowl."

Romance inspires extreme behavior on "Anything for Love" (8 p.m., Fox), from the producers of "Fear Factor."

Tonight's other highlights

Series notes

Pack rat fever on "Yes, Dear" (7 p.m., CBS) ... On four consecutive episodes of "My Wife and Kids" (ABC): a Hawaiian cruise (7 p.m.), pursued by supermodels (7:30 p.m.), late for the return flight (8 p.m.), sleepover complications (8:30 p.m.)

Late night

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jesse Grabow appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes Kate Hudson and Cedric the Entertainer on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).

Andy Richter, Snoop Dogg and Brian Walker appear on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Blue Man Group and Gavin Rossdale are booked on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (11:37 p.m., CBS).