If your boyfriend is a liar or cheater, don’t dump him — send him to VH1’s Tool Academy, a reform school–themed reality show in which tools learn how to be upstanding gentlemen. The show’s nine contestants thought they were competing for the title of “Mr. Awesome,” only to discover that their girlfriends had “enrolled” them in the Tool Academy to make them stop being jerks.
The tattooed and frequently shirtless contestants embody all the bad-boyfriend stereotypes: the cheater, the slacker, the party animal, the guy who puts down his lady. Each episode features some sort of “relationship challenge” (assemble a bed, guide each other through an obstacle course, raise a baby pig) designed to teach the tools about the building blocks of a healthy relationship (patience, teamwork … raising a pig?). But the highlight of the series occurs in the second episode, when Shawn (a.k.a. the loud-mouth tool) is confronted by a second girlfriend (of six years!) who kicks the first girlfriend off the show and takes her place.
And, of course, the couple that wins gets married at the end.
Yeah, that’ll last.