Kendra on Top returned for a third season last Friday and immediately saw a major ratings boost from the second season, which is not at all surprising for three reasons:
- Not a lot of people remembered there was a Season 2;
- Freaking Hank cheated on Kendra with Ava London!
- Ava London is a transsexual model with a penis.
The storyline that we will see unfold further on Kendra on Top Season 3 Episode 2 is built for ratings gold, so much so that many felt it might be contrived.
It's hard to believe that, considering the nature of Hank's cheating, however.
Would he really agree to lie about having messed around with a transsexual and trying to buy her off? Also, if you were based that theory on Kendra's reaction?
If this is scripted, she deserves a Best Actress Emmy nod.
Sure, the confessionals / talking heads are contrived and ridiculous, but her literally collapsing to the ground in tear-filled hysterics? Hard to fake that.
What's more likely the case is that Hank fulfilled his transsexual fantasy on the side, Ava London sold him out, and Kendra made lemonade out of lemons.
If you add in live viewers and those who watch Kendra on Top online in the three days since Friday, the show delivered more than one million total viewers.
That's up more than 34 percent over the previous season and more than 50 percent among women 18-49, making it the #1 prime time cable show in that demo.
“This is an amazing start to Season 3,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president, in a statement. “It’s great to have Kendra back on the network and our viewers clearly agree.”
Can it sustain the momentum in subsequent episodes, though?
That obviously remains to be seen, but based on two new sneak peeks, in which Hank Baskett calls Jessica Hall and Kendra Wilkinson is still at a loss for words?
This train wreck looks like to be building steam, if anything.