There were reality-dating shows before. There was even a reality-celebrity-dating show (see Flavor of Love) before. But until Rock of Love, no such show had starred Bret Michaels. On the VH1 series, which debuted in 2007, women competed to date the Poison front man. How, you ask, could such a lofty endeavor sink into the mud? If it hadn’t done so already, it certainly did in the fifth episode: “First Annual Bret’s Mudbowl.” The eight remaining potential girlfriends were divided into two teams, the Fallen Angels and the Sweethearts. The MVP would win a coveted one-on-one date with Bret. And so, mud met skin. Injuries were inflicted. Pants came off. And Bret found his winner: MVP Jes would go on to be the last one standing at season’s end … though the relationship didn’t end up being one for the books. In fact, in spite of its premise, Rock of Love ran for three years.