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28 Reasons You're Bummed You Never Watched "The Pussycat Dolls Presents"

It was sort-of a Making the Band rip-off, but the CW's two-season show was endlessly entertaining in its own right.

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1. It had a really unecessarily long title: The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll

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Season one aired in 2007 under the pretense that the group was looking for a seventh member of the band, though the gossiped-about truth was that Nicole Scherzinger was trying to leave and launch her solo career.

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3. Every episode was basically the same. The girls would get an inspiring video message from PCD announcing that week's theme.

The girls would rehearse a song or two all week and then perform at the end of the week for the judges and one would be eliminated.

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9. They performed burlesque-y versions of old songs.

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While wearing historically inaccurate clothing.

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Or Mariela, who was an amazing dancer with a sub-par voice.

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As shown in this poor-quality video.

11. Occasionally they wouldn't have to dance, and would just sing pop hits while walking around a stage with a stripper pole on it.

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This is Melissa R. tearing up during Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" because she was "thinking of [her] grandma."

13. The second season of the show focused on creating a new pop group made of three members.

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"The idea of Girlicious is it's new, it's fresh, it's young. Girlicious will be a little bit more street, a little bit of an urban vibe. It's what every girl will aspire to be." (Emphasis added.)

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18. There was more butchering of classic songs.

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22. There was a week when they only performed songs by boy bands.

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