Hey Croton & Ossining, Is Summer Reality TV Your Guilty Pleasure?

Ossining resident Wadi Jones was eliminated from 'So You Think You Can Dance' last week, but this Ossining housewife is still hooked on reality TV.

Ah, summer days. It’s time for barbecues, amusement park fun, more frequent visits to the ice cream shop—and, yes, great reality TV.

I confess. I’m a reality TV junkie! And I bet I’m the only Ossining-Croton resident who is hooked to weekly performance shows, rose ceremonies, eviction meetings, and more drama-licious reality TV moments.

So, I couldn’t wait to tune into So You Think You Can Dance this season when I learned that , who is a talented B-boy/hip-hop dancer who works at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor, would be competing in the Top 20. My excitement was short-lived when Wadi was eliminated just two weeks into the competition. (Why, oh, why did he have to dance the Cha-Cha?)  But even with Wadi gone from So You Think You Can Dance, the show is still a must-see in my TV-loving household.

So, what other reality shows are heating up our summer evenings?

1) The Bachelorette

Want to watch a group of eligible bachelors competing for one girl’s heart? I’m sure this happens all the time down at the Karma Lounge on Main St., but I’m talking about the latest season of The Bachelorette, which is in full swing on ABC.

Time: Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

2) Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

This show might make you want to start a membership with Lizz Fitness! Fitness expert Chris Powell helps morbidly-obese individuals shed hundreds of pounds in just one year. Even if you aren’t concerned with your weight, the stories on this tear-jerking reality show will inspire you.

Time: Mondays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

 3) America’s Got Talent

From singers to pole dancers, everyone gets a shot at fame on America’s Got Talent. Watch the contestants get whittled down until only one entertainer remains. The winner gets a $1 million prize.

Time: Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

4) Big Brother

A group of strangers live in a house together for two months while cameras film their every move. They befriend and backstab one another while deciding which houseguest to evict each week. The roommate left standing wins the show’s grand prize at the end of the summer.  

Time:  (Premiering Thursday, July 7) Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 9 p.m.

 5) The Real Housewives of New York City

While we wait for to be filmed (and let’s hope the wait isn’t long), we’ll settle for some New York drama on The Real Housewives of  New York City, airing this summer on Bravo.

Time: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo.


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