Picks and Pans Review: Cupid

UPDATED 07/28/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/28/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET)

American Idol's Simon Cowell is an executive producer of this nasty but lively matchmaking series, though his on-camera role is limited to a few acidic comments that seem spliced in to satisfy his fans. Early on, most of the verbal abuse was dished out by Laura, who's helping her friend Lisa choose marriage prospects from an army of auditioners across the country. (Viewers start voting for their favorites once the field is reduced to 10.) Laura heaped put-downs on the suitors—many of whom resembled Gong Show rejects—as they strove to impress Lisa in the allotted 30 seconds. Simon calls Laura "a bitch—my kind of girl." If she's your kind too, make a date with Cupid.

BOTTOM LINE: For insult lovers

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