Oh, the Humanity!

Just when you thought reality TV couldn't sink any lower, on May 17 the WB will launch a show that takes a diabolical spin on American Idol. Created by Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor), Superstar USA duplicates Idol's format, down to the three-judge panel--this one includes rapper Tone-Loc, has-been pop star Vitamin C and snappish TV producer Chris Briggs--but judges kick the able singers off while promoting the earnestly talentless, off-key William Hung types. None of the contestants are clued in to the hoax until the end. "What's extraordinary is to see people who are convinced that they're going to be the...

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