VH1 announced they will not produce a season of their misery porn series Celebrity Rehab or its spin-off Sober House in 2012. As Entertainment Weekly points out, the show was put under scrutiny last year when two former cast members, Taxi star Jeff Conaway and Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, died from drug-related causes. VH1, however, just says the shows are off the network’s slate due to “scheduling issues.”
Because of Celebrity Rehab and Sober House’s absences, there will be a gaping void to fill in VH1’s line of programming. Where else are viewers going to find tragic examples of human depravity intercut with advertisements for skin cleanser? To help VH1, we’ve thought of some new shows they can run in their stead:
Homeless Celebrity Look-a-likes with Carmen Electra
Each week, Carmen Electra visits a homeless shelter and finds down-on-their-luck men and women who look just like your fave celebs!
How’d They Die?
This game show (hosted by Nick Lachey) asks contestants to recall how Hollywood stars kicked the bucket. Bonus points for last words!
Pretty much the same thing as Celebrity Rehab, except it takes place in Austin. (Austin is hot now!)
Kick ‘em When They’re Down with Brock Lesner
UFC star Brock Lesner invites people to literally kick fallen celebrities in their rib cages.
A team of young, sexy guys and gals search through celebrities’ trash for old pill bottles and pregnancy tests.