The first season of “Temptation Island” is but a wistful memory, but Fox has installed a new reality series called “Boot Camp” in the old “Temptation” timeslot (9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning tonight) to tide us over until “Temptation II” premieres!
The new show is just like “Temptation Island,” except instead of being stranded in a tropical paradise with 16 fabulous bikini-clad young women, you have angry military personnel screaming at you day and night.
Wait, this isn’t like “Temptation Island” at all!!
Here’s TV Guide to explain:
Eight men and eight women compete for a $500,000 cash prize as they train and perform missions under the command of four real-life drill instructors in an eight-episode game of elimination. “Every second of their day is regimented,” says co-executive producer Eric Schotz, “even free time.” Each show begins with the election of a squad leader to assign tasks and lead the missions. Success gives the leader amnesty, failure makes the leader fair game in the voting out of one recruit - who then chooses another to leave. “It's about how well you perform to your ability,” says Schotz. The opener introduces the players, who begin the game in true military style - by visiting the barber.
Meet the contestants and learn more about the series at the Boot Camp Website!
No, I have NOT yet seen tonight’s premiere of “Boot Camp.”
Yes, I HAVE seen tonight’s premiere of the ABC Damon Wayans vehicle “My Wife and Kids.” It’s an underwhelming “Cosby Show” clone sans sharp writing and attractive teen daughters. (But while Wayans possesses perhaps 2 percent of Dr. Cosby’s comic acumen, Tisha Campbell-Martin, who plays Wayans’ wife, is perhaps 850 percent cuter than Phylicia Ayers Allen Rashad.) Be not surprised if ABC decides not to keep it around all the way through sweeps.
HERC’S RATING FOR “MY WIFE AND KIDS” 1.1?
The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:
**** better than most motion pictures
*** actually worth your valuable time
** as horrible as most stuff on TV
* makes you quietly pray for bulletins