Guest Author - Ingrid Stamatson
Greatest American Dog (CBS)
(premieres Thursday, July 10 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS)
Tails are wagging and owners smiling at the scent of $250,000 in prize money! This reality series will be following twelve teams of pooches and humans living together and competing in canine challenges for that aforementioned cash.
But really, I have the greatest American dog!
Big Brother 10 (CBS)
(premieres Sunday, July 13 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS)
Even though we were treated to a Winter edition of the show (because of the Writers Guild of America strike), we are still getting it back this summer. Plan on starting the ninth season of Big Brother on July 13th.
I Love Money (VH1)
(premieres Sunday, July 13 at 9PM ET/PT on VH1)
Fifteen AllStar cast members from the Flavor of Love, I Love New York and Rock of Love series are joining together to fight over - what else? - money! With a bundle of cash to the tune of $250,000 dollars at stake, let the games begin!
High School Musical: Summer Session (ABC)
(premieres Sunday, July 20 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC)
The newest addition to Disney's High School Musical franchise, this reality competition series will follow a group of finalists selected to attend the show's "summer music program," where they'll hone their skills and compete against one another in various challenges in an effort to avoid elimination. It will be hosted by Nick Lachey, who would probably settle for a role in a high school musical based on the way his singing career has gone as of late.
Wanna Bet (ABC)
(premieres Monday, July 21 at 9PM ET/PT on ABC)
This weekly, one-hour show has celebs betting for charity on stunt-performing contestants. The celebrities judge the performers and will be wagering on the success or failure of the of the wildest stunts, tricks and mental challenges that ordinary Americans -- like housewives, truck drivers, dentists -- will be attempting.
(premieres Sunday, July 27 at 9PM ET/PT on CBS)
A show about jingles - you know, those annoying little tunes selling motor oil to shampoo on commercials. Well now contestants can compete for a cash prize as well as a job at a major ad agency - all in eight episodes. They will be given weekly advertisement-writing assignments and then have to perform the catchy campaign in front of a studio audience. The winners will be elected by the voting home audience.