Now that The Hills is a real, bona fide hit for MTV, rest assured that the network will be pounding out spinoffs faster than Angelina pops out her adorable little bastard babies.
First up? Bromance, a not-at-all-homoerotic-sounding reality show in which contestants fight for a spot in the entourage of none other than Brody Jenner. According to MTV,
"Along the way, contestants will be whittled down via "Hot Tub Elimination Ceremonies" after which rejected "bros" will be asked to leave the bachelor pad dripping wet in a swimsuit, luggage in hand. Bringing to mind various dating reality shows, contestants also will have shots at a "group date" and "alone time" with Jenner in every episode."
Call me crazy, but I think this sounds hilarious. It bears striking resemblance to the as-of-yet unaired Paris Hilton BFF reality show we heard so much about a few months back, but I don't mind. I would much rather watch Brody Jenner try to make friends than Paris Hilton, and honestly, after Lo's outright bitchiness, Lauren's jealousy, Audrina's lazy eye (yeah, I said it...girl can't focus worth shit), and Speidi's speidiness, Brody is one of only two regular characters on The Hills who currently doesn't make me want to chew my own arm off and then beat myself with it as I'm watching the show (the other is Whitney, for those of you who can't do the math).
All I'm saying is, this spin-off sounds a lot more Frasier than Joey. But who am I to judge? After all my bitching about Private Practice, it was picked up again for the 2008-2009 season. I guess the public loves a good receptionist/surfer bit.