Although MTV’s latest reality series, the meta-titled The Reality Show, apparently was bumped off MTV only to burn off its episodes online, the network continues to produce new reality series. Two have debuted over the past week.
Run’s House follows Run-D.M.C.’s Joseph “Run” Simmons, who’s a minister and a business owner. He’s also a father of five children, and thus the series is sort of like what The Osbournes would have been if Ozzy was coherent and the kids were younger. The two youngest, Diggy and Russell, wreak the most havoc, but the family is almost too functional for a reality series, never mind one that follows a celebrity. Perhaps this is the birth of a new subgenre, one that’s not quite as manic or absurd as other celebrity-focused series.
Run’s House airs on Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET; the first episode repeats today at 2:30.
Miss Seventeen follows 17 young women competing for a cover and an internship at Seventeen magazine, so it’s kind of like The Apprentice meets America’s Next Top Model for teenage girls. In the Trump/Tyra role is Atoosa Rubenstein, Seventeen’s editor-in-chief. The show was Rubenstein’s idea, and she talks about that in an interview with the New York Observer this week. Of the effects of her new series, she says, â€œI feel like a D-list reality star.”
Miss Seventeen airs Mondays at 10:30 p.m., and repeats today at 11 p.m.