South Park season premiere tackles reality TV; creator says Idol is “genius.”

South Park season premiere tackles reality TV; creator says Idol is “genius.”
Tonight’s 10 p.m. ET debut of the seventh season of South Park is co-written by Norman Lear—and takes on reality television. According to Comedy Central, “the boys discover that Earth is one big intergalactic reality show.” In an interview with TV Guide, South Park co-creator Trey Parker praises some reality TV shows and slams others: “Joe Millionaire had all those viewers, but those producers should not be working. It was horrible. … It was a great idea, and it could have been awesome, but they just don’t know what they were doing. And then you look at a show like The Surreal Life and it’s just slick, and it’s well done, and they tried to make it interesting. It was just so much better put together.” He also calls American Idol “genius.”

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