Friday, June 06, 2008

The Moment of...Not Having Enough Show

Is anyone watching "The Moment of Truth" on Fox? Well, I am.

Now, you might object to this show on the grounds that it's exploitative. Or that its host, Mark Wahlberg, is both sickeningly smarmy and, in fact, no relation to Marky Mark and/or the Funky Bunch.

But no, this isn't my problem.

Here's my issue: The show is an hour long — and yet, invariably, they have enough material for about 15 minutes. So they pad things out. Every time you come back from commercial, they show you what you just saw before the break. And then they often show the highlights of what you've already seen that season or what you may see later in the episode or later in the season. Like, ALL THE TIME. It's freakin' CRAZY. Like a "Family Ties" clip show, only worse.

I'm about to call the FCC on their ass because this has got to violate numerous laws or something. Anyone have the number of Kevin J. Martin?

UPDATE: Previously, the award for most-padded-out show went to "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper" (I think it's still called that, even though Ebert now has the same amount of media exposure as Fidel Castro). But at least that show has the decency to only be half an hour.