Pamela Lee's ''V.I.P'' will parody ''Survivor.'' ''The Hughleys'' and ''JAG'' will send up CBS' hit reality show too

By Allyssa Lee
Updated August 03, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
Pamela Anderson: Frank Trapper/Corbis Sygma

Just as sure as the tides on Pulau Tiga, CBS’ ”Survivor” is bringing waves of spoofs to fall TV. On ”V.I.P.,” Pamela Anderson competes on the fictitious ”Desert Island” — and is saved by her security agency. Over at UPN’s ”The Hughleys,” home repairs force the family and its neighbors to camp out in a backyard tent so cramped they decide to vote someone out.

And on CBS’ ”JAG,” the Navy rescues a woman who appears stranded on a raft — and ends up disqualified from a ”Survivor”-like show. ”If [‘Who Wants to Be a] Millionaire’ was still No. 1, we would have probably spoofed ‘Millionaire,”’ says ”JAG” exec producer Don Bellisario. ”I’m sick of ‘Millionaire.”’ But not as sick as we are of those hokey tribal councils.