With the notable exception of “America’s Next Top Model,” The CW hasn’t had much success with reality shows — and yet, they keep on keepin’ on. “H8R,” which premiered Wednesday night, employs the most basic concept of reality TV: Put two people in a room who don’t agree, and watch what happens.
In this case, host Mario Lopez pairs celebrities with their haters. Wednesday’s premiere featured “Jersey Shore” star Snooki and “The Bachelor’s” Jake Pavelka along with people who just can’t stand them.
The producers did a good job of choosing entertaining personalities in the haters, (no, we’re not going to spell it h8rs) but we couldn’t help but find the celeb-factor lacking. If the only people involved in the show are reality stars who we see defend themselves on a weekly basis anyway, we’re going to get burned out fast.
Luckily, it appears that Lopez called in a favor, as his longtime BFF Eva Longoria is set to participate in next week’s episode.
Will you be tuning in for episode 2?