It’s a good thing that RYAN SEACREST’S work-in-progress is NOT a traditional “singing competition show” . . . because that’s on my list of the kinds of TV shows we definitely DO NOT need any more of.  

–Off the top of my head, the list would include:  SETH MACFARLANE animated shows, “Law & Order” spin-offs, melodramatic dramas set in hospitals, melodramatic dramas about conflicted lawyers . . . 

–Shows about people with some kind of odd handicap that helps authorities solve crimes, “Real Housewives of [Wherever]” spin-offs, reality shows in which all the contestants live together in the same house . . .   

–Reality shows where someone selects someone to marry from a group of strangers, singing competition shows, and seasons of “Celebrity Apprentice”.