Sick and tired of recessionomics and staycations, America is in dire need of distraction by a good D-Listy celebrity travel show, and boy is NBC coming through for us.
Starting next week, the new season of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here will air live from the Costa Rican jungle, with viewers getting to choose which harrowing challenges to dump on what looks like the most villainous reality show cast yet.
Heidi and Spencer from The Hills will be conniving against American Idol's Sanjaya, Stephen Baldwin, Lou Diamond Phillips, wrestler Torrie Wilson, retired basketball star John Salley and Janice "I'll go on any reality show" Dickinson. The last addition to the cast is Patti Blagojevich, the former first lady of Illinois, who filled in for her disgraced husband Rod when a judge ruled he couldn’t leave the country, even for as important a matter as this.
I'm a Celebrity premiers this Monday, June 1 at 8pm, and airs Mondays and Thursdays after that. Check out the preview video below. We're not sure we actually like any of these "celebrities," but they had us at "Live from the Costa Rican jungle."