For Some, It's Cool to Be Television-Free
Two up-and-coming reality stars confess to not watching TV
San Francisco "sexpert," radio host and author Emily Morse is a real-life Carrie Bradshaw. But she has never seen "Sex and the City." Gasp!
Morse, who co-stars on Bravo's new reality offering "Miss Advised," (that's her pictured in the center) also sheepishly admits she had never watched Bravo because she hadn't owned a TV in 20 years. Double gasp!
Morse bought a TV after filming wrapped, she said during an interview last week, so she can "catch up on all the stuff" she'd been missing.
"Now I've been overdosing on TV," says Morse, 42, who along with New York matchmaker Amy Laurent and Los Angeles-based relationship columnist Julia Allison, is featured on "Miss Advised" as an expert trying to help others while juggling her career and love life.
"Before this, I had never seen a Bravo show, I didn't know who Bethenney (Frankel) was and I had never seen a Real Housewife of anywhere," she said. "But that's changed. I even own a DVR now."
Morse isn't the only reality newbie who has been living TV free. Last week when I interviewed Justin Silver, the trainer and star behind CBS' "Dogs in the City," he said he has been too busy to watch the boob tube and wasn't familiar with that other pooch training show, "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan."
"To be honest with you, my cable could've been shut off for all I care because I've been so busy," Silver said. "I've actually started watching TV now that my show is on. But I don't really have a lot of time to watch anything. If anything, I watch documentaries at night to fall asleep to."
Ahh! The life of a reality TV star.
"Miss Advised" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. "Dogs in the City" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.