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TV Tonight: "Mission: Man Band" and "The Pick-Up Artist"

TV Tonight: "Mission: Man Band" and "The Pick-Up Artist"

VH1 has two new reality shows starting tonight, and I'm still trying to guess where they'll fall on the bad to so-bad-it's-good spectrum. One, "Mission: Man Band," makes me chuckle just thinking about it. The other, "The Pick-Up Artist," just makes me roll my eyes.

Actually, I already said all I have to say about "The Pick-Up Artist" (pictured above) back when I heard the show was filming. Nothing I've seen since has changed my opinion of the series, in which a master "PUA" named Mystery — who figured prominently in Neil Strauss' The Game, sort of The Rules for boys — teaches hapless guys how to hit on chicks like the best of them. Stay classy, VH1.

"Mission: Man Band," on the other hand, simply cracks me up. The show tosses four former boy band stars — Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd, Chris Kirkpatrick of NSync, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, and Rich Cronin of LFO — in a house together and gives them one month to attempt to recapture fame and fortune. I'm bummed about the absence of a Menudo member, but I'm pretty sure this one could be hilarious.

To check out trailers for the two shows and let me know what you think,

Photo courtesy of VH1

sugarbecky sugarbecky 10 years
I watched Man Band, and it was a little bit uncomfortable to watch, all in all. I mean, I love me some Chris, but otherwise, it was hard to overcome feeling sorry for these guys. They all really need this second chance, I guess. I just feel bad that they all fell so far.
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
i watched the pua last night. it's not a bad show except it's kind of lame... i mean the guys who watch this show and think they can do the same things and get girls need to also realize the girls are watching this show along with them.
mandykw mandykw 10 years
Mission Man Band makes me so embarrased for those guys! Though it will definently be entertaining.
nomerz nomerz 10 years
Mission: Man Band -- the title alone is hilarious!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Man Band. YES!
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Mission Man Band I will watch because it looks hilarious! The Pick Up Artist, however, looks like the crap dating shows on MTV. No thanks!
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