Other so-called advancements in civilization — Archimedes' foundations of hydrostatics, Einstein splitting the atom — pale in comparison to this: E! Entertainment has a new TV show in which USC Song Girls investigate paranormal activity.
Welcome to Hot Girls In Scary Places, the genius combination of mankind's two dominating primal urges; fear and lust. Oh, and also they'll discuss clothes. The premise, so dubious when tried with Eddie Murphy, so potentially wonderful here, is to place USC Song Girls in an abandoned hospital which is said to be haunted. They have to investigate all creepy noises and other ghostly happenings. There's a cash prize of $10,000, although it's unclear how that's awarded. It's the show so awesome you can't resist it, so stupid TiVo won't record it!
That one in the middle in the photo there is undoubtedly Lindsey Grubbs, by the way.
"They're totally scared, and totally believe experiences they're going through," says executive producer Gary Auerbach. "They'll get scared and then be talking about a sorority party coming up. It's a little bit ‘Scooby Doo'-ish."
The plan is to have the same three girls placed in a different scary location each week, which may or may not include Barry Switzer's house. The show's debut, scheduled for Friday, March 13, is a backdoor pilot, meaning that it's basically a prototype. So if you skip it, it may go away. Oh USC Song Girls, you have given us so much. Hopefully we can all make this show a success to pay you back.
E! Orders Hot Girls In Scary Places [The Live Feed]