Wait, NBC Is Bringing The Marriage Ref Back?!

Gabe Delahaye | March 22, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Spring has not yet spronged (I’m sure I’m saying that right) but we all know that as soon as spring gets here it will be gone, and with it will go all watchable television*. Summer TV is the worst! It’s a total wipe out! (Get it? You get it. Wipe Out. Boxing glove right in your kisser and here comes the mud.) NBC has already announced how they will be wasting everyone’s fucking time, including a goddamn second season of The Marriage Ref for some reason. ARGH! From the Hollywood Reporter:

The second season of The Marriage Ref with Jerry Seinfeld is set to debut Sunday, June 26. At the end of each episode, the studio audience votes for “The Rightest of the Right.” The person will receive $25,000 and their own billboard in their hometown saying they are right. Tom Papa returns as host and “ref.”

Cool. Just a cool show. Everyone loves it. What is going on here? Why is this back? Did Jerry Seinfeld threaten to have his wife plagiarize NBC’s wife’s cookbook if he didn’t get a second season of his terrible show? At this point it’s clear that Jerry Seinfled holds SOME kind of dangerous secret that the President of Entertainment doesn’t want to get out. (Although, in their defense, NBC is also introducing a show this summer called It’s Worth What?, which is just a very good English name for a show, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, so these guys are at least consistent in their nightmare decision making.)

Please leave your Blind Item guesses as to what dark secrets Jerry Seinfeld holds in his heart in the comments.

*To address this situation, we will be announcing the Videogum TV Club soon. Let’s watch a show on DVD together this summer! Why not? What else are you going to do, spend time with other people doing things outside in the nice weather? Get real.