IT'S a busy summer in the vast wasteland, with more new shows than you can shake a stick at. That's exactly what you'll want to do to some of them, but only the most tube-averse won't find some reason to stay inside.
Reality, or something called it, still rules the 'waves. In the celebrity division are "House of Boateng" (Sundance Channel, beginning June 22), focusing on British designer Ozwald Boateng as he tries to crack America; "Driving Force" (A&E, July 17), about champ drag racer John Force; and "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" (A&E, Aug. 7), which kicks it "Osbournes"-style with the KISS tongueman. "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" (Sci Fi Channel, July 26) is a contest for those who do, while the normally abnormally gifted compete in "America's Got Talent" (NBC, June 21), with Regis Philbin in for Ted Mack.
New summer dramas include USA's "Psych," with James Roday as a modern Sherlock Holmes (July 7); "Windfall" (NBC, June 8), in which Luke Perry and friends share a lottery jackpot; "Saved" (TNT, June 12), with Tom Everett Scott as a paramedic on the edge; and Showtime's "Brotherhood" (July 9), which wants to do for Irish Americans what "The Sopranos" has done for the Italian.