It’s funny how the former dead-in-the-water summer TV season has recently become an ocean of all-new programming. This week the guys look at a dozen summer TV shows, and try to determine if summer’s “junk food” TV can actually be better then the scripted highbrow drama of the rest of the year. Of the new shows, Corey watches every episode of the Mole while secretly hating it, Joel loves I Survived a Japanese Game Show and Celebrity Family Feud, while Showtime finally overtakes HBO, but still gives us the most annoying new show of this summer (or any other). Also, Comedy Central almost gets the Gong Show right, while PBS debuts an animated show for God-knows-who. Plus, X Files and Stepbrothers reviews from Corey, Joel defends his music choice, and Corey’s gorilla strength costs the show money.
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