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Mailbag: The (separate) adventures of Doug, Carrie and Flavor Flav

The readers write:

What is up with the show Flavor of Love? Is that not the most disgusting of all time
reality shows? I'd say it very well could be pornography. Those poor stupid girls? And
their humiliated families too! Please tell me its gonna go.


Las Vegas NV

I wish I could, Nono, but the viler a program is, the longer its shelf life on MTV or VH1. For those of you lucky enough never to have seen it, Flavor Of Love is a reality show in which 20 young women with no brains and even less of a sense of shame "compete" to become the, um, girl of rapper Flavor Flav. The very first episode was called Fifteen Beds and a Bucket of Puke, and -- impressive in its own way -- the show has gone down hill from there.

It is certainly a legitimate contender for the title of most disgusting reality show of all time, but this is a crowded field with keen competition. Don't count out Fox's My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, in which a young woman got paid to break her parents' hearts by convincing them she was marrying a loathsome pig, or Oxygen's Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty, in which she dumped other women's boyfriends for them on hidden camera. And let's not forget about ABC's Wife Swap, where parents give over their children to total strangers. When it comes to reality TV, calling something the absolute worst is generally regarded as a challenge to all the others.

Is The King Of Queens coming back for a new season?


Glendale, AZ

Indeed it is, Nono-2. The new season debuts at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, when Doug is trying to convince Carrie that he didn't hook up with some young hottie, only to discover that she's not jealous. CBS won't tell me why she's not jealous, but I assume it has something to do with Flavor Flav, 15 beds and a bucket of puke.


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