It's January, and in the world of television, that means the fall freshman duds have been cancelled -- sayonara Animal Practice and 666 Park Avenue -- to make way for a fresh crop of shows and television specials. Here are five that probably aren't worth your valuable free time.
5Stars in Danger: The High Dive (January 9, Fox)
Unfortunately for viewers, the stars won't be in any real danger during Fox's upcoming Stars in Danger: The High Dive two-hour special. Perhaps if they partially drained the pool or populated it with ravenous alligators we could work up some enthusiasm for the show. Those deciding to tune in should plan on keeping Google on speed dial, as even by reality standards, "stars" is a bit of a stretch for this cast. We imagine Dancing With the Stars contestants were snickering when they heard the lineup: Bethany Hamilton, JWoww, Alexandra Paul, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Terrell Owens, Antonio Sabato Jr., and David Chokachi learn to dive and/or belly flop with the help of Olympian Troy Dumais. Fox appears to have hustled this one out of the gate, no doubt to pre-empt ABC's Celebrity Diving series, which premieres in March. Sources say ABC's series is based on a hit Dutch show, while Fox claims its special is based on a German one -- which we're guessing means that it's packed with more schadenfreude moments.