Just when I was getting used to this awkward summer in-between phase with no American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor, the fall season has to creep around the corner and threaten to crowd up my TiVo once again. Realistically, I am already craving the next cycle of ANTM, but I'm not quite sure I'm prepared for the new fall reality shows that are about to throw my TV-watching schedule for a loop. Ready or not, read on for the 6 fall reality shows I'm most excited for this upcoming season:
1. America's Next Top Model: September 8th
As one of the first official fall premieres, I'm ready to kick the season off right with the start of cycle 15. With escalated prizes (like a spot on the cover of Vogue Italia), this season is bound to be more cutthroat... & I'm super curious to see the freakishly tiny-waisted chick in action.
2. Top Chef: Just Desserts: September 15th
Normally I'm not a fan of Top Chef spin-offs (it's just not the same without Tom Colicchio), but at least semi-regular judge Gail will help keep a sense of familiarity. I'll just need to make sure to keep a bag of gummy bears handy for my inevitable post-episode sweets craving.
3. Dancing with the Stars: September 20th
I'm still bitter about Nicole Scherzinger's win last season, and with rumored contestants like David Hasselhoff, The Situation, Brandy, and Audrina from The Hills, the potential "cast" sounds like a reality TV addict's dream come true. However. I'm still impatiently waiting for SYTYCD's Pasha to join the pro cast...
4. Diary of a Hip Hop Girlfriend: TBA
Okay, I'm lying; I'm not actually excited about this at all. Sure, it sounds all juicy and dramatic -- like a trash-tastic mix between BasketBall Wives and Cheaters -- but if this is the direction Vh1 is going from here on out, I might be forced to get my reality TV fix through a more "meaningful" show like NBC's lame looking School Pride program (ha, yeah right). I mean, HELLO, they haven't had a Rock of Love or Real Chance of Love sequel in like forever! What gives?
5. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 4: TBA
Consider that aforementioned dwindling faith in Vh1 instantly restored. I almost forgot about Celeb Rehab! And with winners like The Hills' Jason Wahler (LC gave up Paris for THAT?!) and Janice Dickinson checking in, this season is bound to bring forth plenty of entertaining douchebaggery and loudmouth antics.
6. K-Town: TBA
I'm not really in support of this idea of making an MTV show dedicated to every ethnic stereotype out there, but the upcoming "Asian Jersey Shore" might be worth a gander just for the controversy it's bound to cause. Plus, I was on a predominantly Asian dance team in college and these peepz bear a striking fond resemblance to my former crew. Not joking.
Which new or returning reality shows are you looking forward to this fall? Weigh in below!