US Popstars debuts tonight.
The WB, home of Dawson’s Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, pushes into reality TV tonight at 9 p.m. EST when Popstars debuts. Of the thousands that audition, only five will make it–but we’ll have to wait until the sixth episode to find out who made the group. Some critics’ takes:
- “maudlin and, at times, mean”
- “watchable” show “isn’t all torture”
- “Sometimes, it isn’t pretty.”
- “less heavy-handedly melodramatic than its predecessor”