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Insulting the Stars on 'I Get That a Lot' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 19th 2010 11:00PM
Insulting the Stars on 'I Get That a Lot''I Get That a Lot' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS) is a reality show where celebrities take regular, working-class jobs. Eventually, the stars are recognized, but then they deny being who they really are. For example, Martha Stewart will refuse to admit to being Martha Stewart, even when she is told that she looks just like her. The inevitable response from the stars on the show is -- you guessed it -- "I get that a lot."

On the most recent episode, one of the stars gets into trouble while meeting someone who isn't actually a fan of his. The bad thing happens to Nick Jonas -- who gets exposed as looking just like Nick Jonas while working undercover in a clothing store.

Unfortunately, the woman who sees him isn't that positive about the whole Jonas Brothers experience. "They're terrible," she says to Nick. "Musically, they're awful." Nick handles the whole thing pretty well, all things considered.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'I Get That a Lot' Sneak Peek

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted May 18th 2010 6:30PM
Nick JonasWhat would you do if you saw Nick Jonas working at Forever 21? Or Martha Stewart gluing together pasta at a local crafts store?

Would you tell the star-seeming workers they look just like a celebrity? If you would ask, CBS's reality show 'I Get That A Lot' answers your question for you.

The third installment of the series airs Wed., May 19 at 8PM ET, and we've got an exclusive sneak peek at what's in store ...

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Paris Hilton Pumps Gas on 'I Get That a Lot' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 7th 2010 12:30PM
Rachel Ray, Gene Simmons, Julie Chen, Snoop Dogg, Tony Hawk and Paris Hilton all did their best to fool unsuspecting customers on last night's episode of 'I Get That a Lot,' a 'Candid Camera'-type show featuring incognito celebrities in menial jobs.

In this clip, socialite Hilton works as a gas station attendant who provides extra service, including lint removal and fill-ups of free gas.
Watch the video after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: The Middle, Mercy, People's Choice Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 6th 2010 12:10PM
  • Law and Order: SVUAt 7, ESPN has The GMAC Bowl, Central Michigan vs. Troy.
  • At 8, ABC has two new episodes of The Middle, followed by new episodes of Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Ugly Betty.
  • CBS has a new I Get That A Lot at 8, then The People's Choice Awards.
  • NBC has a new Mercy at 8, followed by new episodes of Law and Order: SVU and The Jay Leno Show.
  • PBS has a new episode of The Human Spark at 8, then a new episode of The Emotional Life.
  • At 9, DirectTV 101 has a new Friday Night Lights.
  • Discovery has a new Man vs. Wild at 9.
  • Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters International at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, followed by a new Steven Seagal: Lawman.
  • At 10, FX has a new Nip/Tuck.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Launch My Line at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: I Get That A Lot, Suze Orman, Doctor Who

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 2nd 2010 12:24PM
  • 48 Hours MysteryUSA has an NCIS marathon all night.
  • Bravo has a House marathon all night.
  • ION has a Durham County marathon all night.
  • GAC has The 50 Top Videos of 2009 all night.
  • At 5:30, ESPN has the Autozone Liberty Bowl, Arkansas vs. East Carolina, followed by the Valero Alamo Bowl, Michigan State vs. Texas Tech.
  • At 7, Lifetime has Taken in Broad Daylight.
  • At 8, CBS has I Get That A Lot.
  • BBC has The David Tennent Doctor Who Special at 8, then a new Doctor Who.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 8.
  • Animal Planet has a new Underdog to Wonderdog at 8, followed by a new episode of It's Me or the Dog.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Syfy has Midnight Meat Train at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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So will CBS 'Get That a Lot' more now?

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 2nd 2009 5:10PM
Jeff Probst in Last night's April Fool's special I Get That a Lot on CBS picked up quite a few viewers; early estimates give it 10.3 million. It's a far cry from Idol's 23.7 million, but in today's television landscape, 10 million viewers isn't anything to sneer at. Which means that there are suits at CBS looking at the program and thinking what more they can do with it. Annual specials? Nah, gotta keep it in people's minds. Quarterly? Periodic limited runs? A summer series maybe?

Never mind that the premise may not even work again. The Swan and Joe Millionaire were huge hits for Fox in their first cycles, but ratings plummeted later. Curiosity brings in viewers to start things off, but the luster tends to wear off quickly. But then again, people do love their celebrities, we love to watch them bloop and apparently dance. So why not watch them pretending to be regular schlubs. If it becomes too regular, more people on the street will be at least tangentially aware of the show and thus be less likely to fall for the ruse.

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