The Marriage Ref is a real-life series show hosted by Tom Papa. The premise of the show involves real-life couples who have been married and having an ongoing fight over some issues. A video clip is shown to the three member celebrity panel. The celebrity panel then discuss the merits of each side of the argument, give their personal comments, and vote on who they think is right, however the Ref (Tom Papa) holds the most significant vote on who would win the argument.

First season of The Marriage Ref consists of twelve episodes, The celebrity panel is changed every episode. The celebrity panel on the first season includes Alec Baldwin, Kelly Ripa, Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Eva Longoria Parker, Larry David, Madonna, Ricky Gervais, Kirstie Alley, Jimmy Fallon, Sheryl Crow, Nathan Lane, Kathy Griffin, Tracy Morgan, Donald Trump, Gloria Estefan, Adam Carolla, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Matthew Broderick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Greg Giraldo, Howie Mandel, Bette Midler, Craig Robinson, Demi Moore, and Jim Breuer.

The is by far one of the weirdest and funniest shows I have ever seen. The executive producer of the show, Jerry Seinfeld also made his appearance many times on celebrity panel. Unfortunately the show has received generally negative reviews from television critics and also low rating. I want season 2.

2010.09.29