We got to thinking about which kids we'd most want to send off to Kid Nation, and realized the pop-culture pantheon is filled with irritating children who could really benefit from a sharp dose of bleach-flavored reality.
Inexplicably wary of having their brands identified with child abuse as entertainment, Procter & Gamble, Ford and GM, Verizon, Pepsi, and Anheuser-Busch have all said they won't run commercials during Nation, despite continued plans to sponsor the rest of CBS' vastly inferior prime-time lineup.
CBS is so sure Kid Nation will be a hit (as are we) that they've already put out an open casting call for a second season, posting a questionnaire on the official website for any prospective contestants.
Vulture would like to take this opportunity to applaud CBS's brave decision to stand behind Kid Nation, the fall TV season's most anticipated child-abuse-based reality program, despite protests from critics who wouldn't know comedy if it made them drink bleach and threw boiling grease in their faces.
It's 9:30 a.m. on August 29, and you know what that means: only 21 days, 10 hours, and 30 more minutes until the premier of what has the potential to be the greatest and most hilarious reality show in television history, CBS's Kid Nation!
Beleaguered hip-hop vixen Foxy Brown was sent to jail today for violating the terms of her probation, which apparently prohibited assault on one's neighbors, manicurists, and friends. But even if you count Nicole Richie, we're still one preggers, jail-bound celebrity short of a trend.