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TV Tonight: "Mission: Man Band" and "The Pick-Up Artist"

TV Tonight: "Mission: Man Band" and "The Pick-Up Artist"


VH1 has two new reality shows starting tonight, and I'm still trying to guess where they'll fall on the bad to so-bad-it's-good spectrum. One, "Mission: Man Band," makes me chuckle just thinking about it. The other, "The Pick-Up Artist," just makes me roll my eyes.

Actually, I already said all I have to say about "The Pick-Up Artist" (pictured above) back when I heard the show was filming. Nothing I've seen since has changed my opinion of the series, in which a master "PUA" named Mystery — who figured prominently in Neil Strauss' The Game, sort of The Rules for boys — teaches hapless guys how to hit on chicks like the best of them. Stay classy, VH1.

"Mission: Man Band," on the other hand, simply cracks me up. The show tosses four former boy band stars — Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd, Chris Kirkpatrick of NSync, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, and Rich Cronin of LFO — in a house together and gives them one month to attempt to recapture fame and fortune. I'm bummed about the absence of a Menudo member, but I'm pretty sure this one could be hilarious.

To check out trailers for the two shows and let me know what you think, read more

Photo courtesy of VH1

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