I know that television has been a cultural wasteland for years. But this forthcoming crop of shows and specials just seems even more out of taste to me.
So, then. Which of these is not a real show coming this summer?
Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang
Documentary follows the former NBA star, who has an unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, as he tries to stage a friendly basketball game in the country to promote peace between to the two nations.
On the Ropes
Based on a game show from Bulgaria, contestants get into the ring to try a briefcase full of cash up on a platform while trying to avoid the wrestlers aiming to stop them.
Based on a popular Israeli game show, contestants have to answer trivia questions to help them defuse a “bomb” before it goes off.
The Seven Year Switch
Four couples who’ve hit a wall in their relationships get a chance to spend two weeks in an experimental marriage with a different mate, to see if a different perspective addresses some of their issues.
Sitcom about a Portland restaurateur who discovers that his roommate is dating his mother.