by Kyle Swenson
CMT’s World’s Strictest Parents — by far the most gripping title in the whipping-bad-kids-into-shape sub-genre of reality TV — is stopping by the Cleveland area for its second season.
For those of you too busy watching Glee or Jesery Shore to tune-in, the premise is simple enough: the show gathers up the troubled, mouthy and rebellious, and ships them to strict households for an episode-length-stay.
Drama that it is, the show boils down to headbutting between the bratty imports and straight-backed, laces-tied disciplinarians, culminating in a standard feel-good milk and cookies breakthrough before the credits roll.
The Friday October 22 show will feature locals Terry and Pamela Malone, a pair of Chardon-based hardboiled private eyes. No, we didn’t make that up.
The husband and wife are a former SWAT Commander and high school teacher, according to the presser, who “describe themselves as ‘sensibly strict’ parents with no tolerance for dishonesty.” Mom and Dad will be pitted against teens Gina and Taylor. “While the teens’ experience proves to be an emotional one,” the presser promises, “tune in top see if it can make a lasting difference in either of their troubled relationships with their own parents.”