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Comedy Central gets real

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 2nd 2008 6:28PM
Comedy Central is presenting it's first unscripted series this summer called Reality Bites Back. Ten comedians will compete by making parodies of the most infamous reality shows. Whoever makes it to the end will win $50,000 in cash and the title "Lord of All Reality." And guess who's hosting? Michael. Ian. Black. The former State cast member will get to explain the absurd challenges and kick someone off the show each week.

Comedian contestants include Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer, and Theo Von. The series will satirize shows like American Idol, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, American Gladiators, Dancing with the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance.

"I believe Reality Bites Back will do for reality television shows what Alf did for extraterrestrial puppet shows," quips host Michael Ian Black.

This show has great potential. Fans of reality TV and those who think the genre marks the end of the world both will find this funny. (At least, I think they will.) What do you think? The premiere is Thursday July 17th at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central. Check out comedycentral.com for more information on the show.

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Michael. Ian. Black?

Why do people. Write. Like. This?

July 03 2008 at 9:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can't stand Michael Ian Black, and the comedians listed are like list of who? And did I missed something, why is there a picture of Dave Attel who would be a much better host, but I guess he's busy with the new Gong Show.

July 02 2008 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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