Fox is making another attempt to rip off CBS' "Survivor" — and the the result is a show you'd have to drag me "Kicking & Screaming" to watch again.
The only possible reason to watch this terrible show is to give yourself a new appreciation for the show it's trying to mimic. After 500 episodes, "Survivor" still sets the standard for reality/competition shows. From the casting to the editing to tweaking its own the format, nothing does it better — as Wednesday's 34th-season premiere proved.
"Kicking & Screaming" (Thursday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) is not just a pale imitation of "Survivor," the first episode feels about as real as an episode of "Real Housewives" or "The Bachelor." Not just because it's contrived, but because the contestants are so clearly acting.