Reality TV peaked in the early aughts. There was something special about Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and all of the subsequent spinoffs. Arguably, the crown jewel of them all was The Surreal Life. If you weren’t tuning in to see the zany interactions of Brigitte Nielsen and Flava “Foofy Foofy” Flav or Verne Troyer (RIP) mumbling unintelligibly at the rest of the cast while crashing his power scooter, you weren’t livin’. If you’ve longed for simpler days when we had to turn the TV on to know what was going on with celebs instead of involuntarily learning of their every butt suckins, you’re in luck; the trailer for The Surreal Life reboot is here.
According to Yahoo! News, we’re just a mere few weeks away from a new crop of unlikely roommates acting up on Vh1.
The Surreal Life will be back Oct. 24 at 9/8c with back-to-back episodes. The show, billed as “the original celebrity social experiment,” features eight “wildly different celebrities” who will have to “live together for a once in a lifetime surreal experience that will put their temperaments and vulnerabilities to the test, pushing these stars to unmask themselves in the most unfiltered and unpredictable ways.”
The cast includes several notable messes and a few less-familiar, but surely just as messy faces. They are:
R&B singer/songwriter August Alsina, actress, model and WWE superstar CJ Perry, former Chicago Bulls player Dennis Rodman, Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz, Living Single actress Kim Coles, YouTube makeup celebrity and entrepreneur Manny MUA, adult actress, screenwriter, director and author Stormy Daniels (who earned recent notoriety for her involvement with Donald Trump), and singer/songwriter and reality star Tamar Braxton.
Here’s the trailer. Thankfully, it looks like the show hasn’t evolved one bit.
You know that Will Smith is polishing his slappin’ hand after hearing that former Jada Pinkett Smith paramour, August, will be “entangling” his way into our homes; and Trump has probably already started production on his own show, “The Deranged Existence,” for the “holy shit I can’t believe people believe this shit” network, OANN, after hearing Stormy finally gave in to reality TV (after pulling out of Celebrity Big Brother a few years ago) and might bring up his sad Mario Kart toadstool dick again.