Articles for The Next Best Thing Season 1

From Last Comic Standing producers Peter Engel and Barry Katz, and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment’s Fax Bahr and Adam Small comes a television series called The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? In an attempt to bring forth a unique and comical reality series into its Wednesday night niche, ABC has slated 8 episodes of the hour-long weekly alternative series, which will premiere on May 30 at 8/7C.Hosted by Michele Merkin, The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? follows the search to find the best celebrity impersonators from across the country, ending with a live finale in Las Vegas. The best among the aspiring impersonators will be chosen based on their looks, how they sound and act as celebrities by the program’s three judges, consisting of Lisa Ann Walter, Jeffrey Ross and Elon Gold.Read on for more information about the judges: Read more »
The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator is a short running reality program that is trying to find the best celebrity impersonator.  This show is fun, if only because of the involvement of Jeffrey Ross.  Ross is a comic who has made appearances all over the entertainment world, but might best be known for his work on various Friars Club Roasts.  Jeffrey Ross is hilarious.  Very funny, and this is a good forum for him to just verbally abuse contestants.  What follows are my live thoughts while watching tonight‘s episode. Read more »
After hosting ABC‘s The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?, Michele Merkin is headed back to competitive reality TV.  This time, however, she‘ll be reprising her hosting duties on E!‘s Party Monsters: Cabo, a new show that that will challenge event planners to throw the ultimate party.Party Monsters: Cabo, which is expected to premiere on Friday, December 12 at 10pm ET/PT, will kick off with nine hopefuls who are brought to the LG Villa Cabo resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to find out who can throw the "ultimate party" for Hollywood celebrities that range from P. Diddy and Lil Jon to Carmen Electra and Brody Jenner. Read more »