Go back to the high school locker room with Queen Bees, the "mean-girl makeover" reality show premiering on teen-centric N Network July 11th. Seven mean girls, nominated by "friends," family and boyfriends, are tricked into believing they are there to compete in some kind of "biggest diva" showdown. But then America's Next Top Model winner Yoanna House shows up and tells them that no, they have been chosen for Redemption — and, oh yeah, that the most-improved-Mean-Girl will win $25,000. Growing, changing, catfighting presumably ensue. The N Network is calling this series "reality with morality"; inspiring programming that can instill positive self-image in teens. Says a network rep, "We encourage viewers to examine how we speak to each other and how hurtful words and actions can be."
That said, the show sounds like reality gold: Queen Bees include 19-year-old Texan Camille, who is proud of her ability to make her fiancé cry (guess who nominated her?); Brittany, 20, who boasts of having met Brody Jenner and Paris Hilton and was nominated by "a childhood friend"; and an 18-year-old New Yorker named Michelle whose mom buys her new Range Rovers and nominates her for shows like this. One can only assume that in the grand tradition of the genre, the hour-long show will incorporate challenges (and my crystal ball is telling me…charity work?). The contestants will work with Tyra's resident psychologist and life coach Dr. Michelle R. Callahan. It's a relief to see that the girls aren't too young, but wouldn't you frankly feel more confident about the whole project were Tina Fey involved? Ooh, and maybe this will lead to a celeb version involving LiLo...? Awaiting reports!
The Mean Girls Finally Get Stung on Queen Bees, The N's New One-Hour Reality Series [Breitbart]