Shaq’s Wife to Produce a Reality Show

With one notable exception (the glorious “Jersey Shore”), pretty much all reality television is awful. And now Shaunie O’Neal will add to it. Wonderful: “A VH1 reality series that promises an inside look at the lives of NBA players’ wives and girlfriends is set to air early next year. VH1 said Monday that ‘Basketball Wives’ will show the upside of the women’s lives — big homes, designer clothes and jewelry — and the drawbacks, including worries about whether their husbands are being faithful on roadtrips. Shaquille O’Neal’s wife, Shaunie, will be featured and is an executive producer. Others taking part are Eric Williams’ wife, Jennifer, and Mesha O’Neal, married to Jermaine O’Neal.”