I wound up catching this last night - couldn't find the remote after syndicated Family Guy - and got a pretty good amount of amusement out of the show. Apparently the concept is to have a 'normal' person hate (or pretend to hate) a celebrity, have the celebrity play into the person's perception of him/her, and then have the celebrity take the person out to change their hater's opinion. In other words - pretend to hate a celebrity and have them do stuff for you for free. I thought the 'normal' person in each segment - Maks from Dancing with the Stars and The Miz - came off like ginormous jackasses, but that was probably half the fun for me. It was like watching "The Best of The Most Unbelievably Terrible Auditions on American Idol with the People Who Somehow Believe They Have a Modicum of Talent."
The guy who hated the Miz appeared to be someone who lacked the ability to separate the person from the wrestling persona. Even after the Miz got him a Miz-ish haircut, a Miz-ish suit, and set up a chance for the guy (an aspiring country singer-songwriter) to perform an acoustic set for a group of people at a rooftop party, he said he was glad he got to know Mike Mizanin but he still hated the Miz. The woman who did a 180 on Maks after he taught her to dance was even more hilarious.
Yea I caught it last night late at night to see the Miz. It was hard to watch as the "haters" were terribly obvious in faking their attitudes. The lines seemed forced and recited and the whole show seemed fake from start to finish.
Not surprised to see it gone. I didn't have great expectations of it just from the title alone, but the show still found a way to underwhelm me.
When I was growing up in Chicago in the early 80s, WGN used to show Prisoner Cell Block H each night after the late news. This was a fantastically entertaining Australian soap opera set in a women's prison (the Wentworth Detention Centre).