Splash is already in its second week, and so far there have been a lot of clips of Kendra Wilkinson crying. Also, Chuy, Chelsea Handler's beloved sidekick, fractured his heel and had to withdraw from the competition. The show has nothing to worry about though, because FOX already showed what a success a celebrity diving reality show could be with Stars in Danger: the High Dive (actually, that's a lie, the show was cancelled before a winner was crowned.)
The most concerning thing about Stars in Danger: the High Dive was not their attempt to get JWOWW to do a backflip, but the colon in the name that suggests that there will be more attempts to endanger celebs: Stars in Danger: the Cage Fight or Stars in Danger: Drag Racing coming soon?
That's right, the end of television has come. It is only a matter of time before we have Celebrity Fear Factor and Celebrity Survivor. In fact, those sound like money makers. The only thing better than watching dumb nobodies get their 15 minutes of fame by eating slugs and swapping spouses is having D-list celebrities do the same (did I mention Celebrity Wife Swap airs on Tuesdays?)
Beyond watch-what-happens reality shows such as Flavor of Love and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, the real show stopper is having celebrities compete in strange challenges. Dancing with the Stars struck gold, and with it came Skating with the Stars. Everyone loves skating during the winter olympics, but I guess not as much when it's Bethenny Frankel falling on the ice. There was the beloved I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, which was almost Survivor, and featured Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt struggling in the jungle, but that didn't get the praise it deserved.
Reality TV really took a nose dive when it picked up this fall with Stars Earn Stripes, which had Todd Palin, Nick Lachey, and Dean Cain competing in army training challenges paired with actual members of the armed forces. It was meant to be the ultimate nail biter, but was so horrifying that eight Nobel Peach Prize Laureates (including Desmond Tutu) actually signed a petition against it, saying it glorified war.
While I love when Real World contestants, former child stars, and one-time olympians are so desperate to reclaim their fame that they will attempt the samba, is there an end in sight? Must we really endure Celebrity Spelling Bee or a revival of 2002's Celebrity Boxing?