The silly reality shows are now reaching for the stars, or at least a distant planet, with William Shatner leading the way. Fox’s new program Stars on Mars, premiering on June 5th, will feature numerous celebrities trying to survive in a “Mars-like” atmosphere. Planned guests include Lance Armstrong, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, professional football player Richard Sherman, and others.
I have no plans to watch this show, but I expect it may encourage support for space travel given that many of those who do watch the show will want to quickly leave this planet in the hopes of finding intelligent life somewhere.
NASA may be having funding problems, but bad TV always seems to find someone with deep pockets.