What’s On Tonight: Branson Famous adds music to its confessionals
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, December 29. All times are Eastern.
Branson Famous (TruTV, 10 p.m.): How do you inject life into the tedious boilerplate of talking heads, arguments, and exposition that make up the foundation of a standard reality show? Well, by having them sung directly into the camera of course! We imagine that’s what the initial pitch for Branson Famous—billed as television’s first reality musical—was, and it’s all as ridiculous as it sounds. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky bravely takes on the first episode, which “falls in the uncanny valley of reality TV fakeness.” We have our doubts about this particular new entry into the ever-growing catalogue of reality series the world could probably do without, but we’re not totally opposed to other reality shows following suit and doing special musical episodes. Real Housewives Of …