Ken Tucker
June 30, 2009 AT 08:33 PM EDT

So tonight we’re in for a second week of the lousy, spoiled-brat claptrap called NYC Prep, and I say that as someone who does not by any means dislike other Bravo reality shows: give me a Top Chef Masters or a Housewives of New Jersey or an episode of the surprisingly-refreshed new season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and I’m happy for the minutes of pleasure they afford.

But NYC Prep, with its privileged nobodies flaunting their self-perceived hotness and their my-perceived inarticulateness, is actively annoying. Which leads me to ask: What’s the worst reality-TV on the air this summer?

I’m not asking about junk versus quality. I’m asking, what are the series that strike you as pointlessly ignorant, arrogant, and assaultive to your senses? Is it the dumb, recycled concept that is ABC’s The Superstars? Was it NBC’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here? How about E!’s screechy Kendra? Or is it CBS’ soon-to-premiere Big Brother? (Confession: I always get hooked on this, for a few weeks at the very least.) And is anyone besides me bored with, and just ignoring, the TV dance competitions?

Time to rage out or confess; thanks.

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