Oh. Dear. God.
Connoisseur of Cute Allen Haff is traveling to ten major cities across the United States to meet with thousands of hopeful puppies (and their humans). Much in the vein of every other reality show, puppies stand in line waiting for the opportunity to yap, shake, and roll over for a panel of judges.
After deliberation, the judges select the ten Top Puppies to continue onto the Play Round, where the puppies must select a toy with which to rollick. The five most playful puppies selected then compete in the Friendly Round where the young dogs interact directly with the judges (including AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluators, Pet Photographers, and Dolphin Trainers, depending on the city).
After all ten cities have crowned their cutest pup, the ten finalists will go head to head until the show finally appoints America’s Cutest Puppy.
Think American Idol, but replace singing with playing tug-of-war with a piece of squeaky rope. Or think America’s Next Top Model, but replace being cute with being really, really, really freaking unbearably cute.
The show airs at 9 p.m. eastern on WE on Monday nights and repeats throughout the week.