Critics at Odds Over Two New MTV Series

Two new series debut tonight on MTV.

Half-hour dinner-with-mom-and-talk show, “The Show with Vinny,” starring Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore” fame, begins at 9 p.m. (CT).  Immediately following is the mocumentary “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous,” starring plucked-from-You Tube comedian Bo Burnham.

Boston Herald critic Mark Perigard praises “Zach” and pans “Vinny.” Washington Post critic Hank Stuever takes the opposite view, preferring “Vinny” to “Zach.”

MTV is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.