While 2008 may have been the greatest sports year in history, 2009 is shaping up to be the year of reality television.
Granted, this genre has taken over the airways for close to a decade now. But a few of the offerings in the new year, especially those produced by VH1, should lower the reality TV bar more than ever. Yes, that's still possible.
Here are a few of the planned programs we can't wait to ridicule watch:
Daisy of Love: Thank you, VH1! Instead of pretending as though true love can be found via reality television - yes, we're staring daggers at you, ABC and The Bachelor - this network just inserts the most random, least inhibited celebrities it can find into it dating competition format.
The latest to follow in the shameless footsteps of Bret Michaels, Tiffany Pollard and Real/Chane? Daisy De La Hoya.
Reality TV fans will get to know Megan Hauserman (left, copping a feel) and Daisy De La Hoya (right, being felt) well in 2009.
Rock of Love Bus: The aforementioned Michaels failed to find a soulmate on the first two versions of this show. The obvious reason? Both winners simply weren't suited for life on the road.
Fortunately, the geniuses at VH1 have solved this problem: put the rocker and all love interests on a tour bus together. Watch the sparks, and STDs, fly.
Untitled Megan Hauserman Show: See above description for Daisy of Love. Replace De La Hoya with Megan Hauserman in the lead role and remember that only millionaires can apply to be potential suitors. Sit back. Enjoy.
Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House: You laughed at their drunken antics on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Now, be bored by the sober lives of various Z-list stars as VH1 continues to document their pathetic existences on Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House.
I Love Money 2: Which of these reality TV stars will land the next dating show? Our money is on MILF of Love to lead our preview for 2010.
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