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Greatest American Dog Is Really Happening!

CBS just announced their summer lineup and seriously: Greatest American Dog. From the press release via ComingSoon:

Extraordinary teams of dogs and owners across the nation will compete for the title of GREATEST AMERICAN DOG (working title), premiering Thursday, July 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Owners and their pets – from “pageant dogs” to those simply trained at home – will live together and compete against each other in games that put the owners’ ability to train their dogs to the test. The winning team will walk away with a $250,000 cash prize.

That has to be a joke, because clearly the Greatest American Dog is one of the many dogs on YouTube who say “I love you”:

Also, Jingles:

JINGLES (working title), premiering Sunday, July 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) from executive producer Mark Burnett, is a weekly competition which challenges contestants to write and perform a jingle about anything from products to sports teams each week. The products will be anything from a food or toy, to a health or beauty aid, or a team fight song, TV show theme or update to a classic jingle. To survive each competition, they will have to impress not only a panel of judges and a live audience, but also the American public, who will ultimately decide the winner.

But will they live in the same (full) house? And will they be blessed with the talent of Uncle Joey and Uncle Jesse?:

“This music says “cat food”!

You know what other music says “cat food”?:

Also on tap for CBS this summer: the Tony Awards, more Without a Trace, and that Big Love ripoff Swingtown.