Apparently, "Jersey Shore's" crimes against culture will include unleashing a torrent of heavily staged reality programs steeped in me-too ethnic stereotyping.
"Curiosity" -- a broad initiative designed to tackle an eclectic array of provocative and puzzling topics -- definitely lives up to that billing in its premiere.
"Take the Money and Run" requires a lot of arcane and convoluted rules, but it ought to hold an audience's attention in the same undemanding way many procedurals do.
Two series hardly constitute a pattern, but Lifetime's latest original dramas both sip from the same tepid pool: A female detective, balancing work and family.
Other than issuing the guttural battle cry "ThunderCats -- Ho!" without a hint of double entendre, odds are few remember much from this 1980s children's artifact.
As so often happens with reality shows, "Same Name" is a cute idea lacking the heft to sustain its premise.
Once breezy, bouncy and mindless fun, "Entourage's" last and latest seasons have sought to dig deeper to achieve more depth, and come up empty.
Show falls victim to "Dawson's Creek" syndrome, where the kids all talk like college professors, and the adults are blathering boobs.
While the project had its devotees in its original form, the first four legs of a 10-episode flight feel stilted, claustrophobic and only fitfully amusing as stitched together for Showtime.
"Zen" is lightweight, second-rate crime stuff in a cool, enticing setting.
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