Forget about peak TV, the endless parade of highbrow programming. I’m a fan of sneak TV — the kind of shows you sneak into your viewing rotation because you’re a little embarrassed about lowbrowing it. Here are some new fall series to consider for your sneak TV viewing.
‘Broke & Famous’
8 p.m. Fridays on Reelz
This show looks at how celebrities like Johnny Depp, Tori Spelling and 50 Cent squander their dough. Depp reportedly went through $300 million on a French chateau, 14 estates, a yacht and a monthly wine bill of $30,000. And I can’t begin to imagine how much he spends on sunglasses and safety pin earrings.
‘According to Chrisley’
Premieres 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on USA
Todd Chrisley is already the star of “Chrisley Knows Best,” a reality show about the fashion-loving real estate tycoon who bounced back from bankruptcy, his rebellious youngsters and his rich wife. This new talk show lets him do his favorite thing: talk! And he’s not afraid of controversy. To those who say he’s gay, he says he’s “flattered that people think I can get laid on both ends.”
‘Behind Closed Doors: The American Family’
Premieres 11 p.m. Sept. 18 on TLC
New heights (or depths) in voyeurism: Wall-mounted cameras spy on three families grappling with relationship and kid issues. When the camera spies on a couple under the sheets and the wife says, “stop, stop,” I wish the cameras would stop, too. But there are important etiquette lessons. “Your ex should not be drunk texting you,” one wife tells her hubby.
‘My Big Fat Pet Makeover’
Premieres 10 p.m. Sept. 30 on Animal Planet
Fat cats and dogs go on a four-month diet routine. And their owners don’t get off easy. One is told to wear a weighted vest so he’ll know what his fat dog is living with every day!
‘Real Estate Wars’
Premieres 10 p.m. Oct. 5 on Bravo
Of course it’s in Orange County, Calif. Of course millions in commissions are at stake in the battle of rival real estate firms. Of course one agent texts a client while undergoing dental work.
Premieres 9 p.m. Oct. 23 on VH1
This series moves ten “big” reality stars into a supposedly haunted house in Savannah, Ga., where they’ll face challenges drawn from iconic horror movies. The stars aren’t really big. (Tiffany Pollard? Miss Nikki Baby? Erica Mena?) But it looks like there could be evil clowns.
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