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Got Game? Well, You're About To!

Starting Friday, Jeopardy! fans can log on to jeopardy.com (duh) to answer an extra question from one of that day's categories and be entered in a sweepstakes with a $100 daily prize and a $25,000 grand prize. Of course, unlike on the real show, here contestants are encouraged to google their answers.... Blind Date host Roger Lodge has been chosen to ringlead GSN's upcoming hidden-word game show Camouflage.... CBS has picked up a new game show called Do You Trust Me? from the producers of The Weakest Link. The Eye has also OK'd Drew Carey's Power of 10 quiz show.

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'Set for Life' Finally Set for Air

ABC game show, 'Masters of Sci Fi' get premiere dates

June 6, 2007

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ABC is cleaning out its programming closet, giving summertime runs to a pair of projects that were initially scheduled to run last season.

The game show "Set for Life," which way back when was slated to air in the fall, will finally premiere on Friday, July 20. Two weeks after that, on Saturday, Aug. 4, the anthology series "Masters of Science Fiction" will hit the airwaves for a four-week run.

ABC has also scheduled a brief return for the plastic-surgery version of "Extreme Makeover" in July.

When ABC announced its 2006-07 schedule a year ago, it had "Set for Life" filling an hour on Tuesdays after the fall run of "Dancing with the Stars." Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show offers contestants a chance to win a monthly check for the rest of their lives, ranging from a few bucks to thousands of dollars.

Instead, ABC marked time with holiday specials and "America's Funniest Home Videos" on Tuesdays until "Dancing" returned in the spring. It also tried another game show, the William Shatner-hosted "Show Me the Money," on Wednesday nights.

"Masters of Science Fiction," from the same producers of Showtime's "Masters of Horror," was initially considered for midseason. ABC ordered six episodes but now plans to air only four, in the TV dead zone of Saturdays at 10 p.m.

There's no word yet on which four installments will air. The hour-long shows feature adaptations of stories by the likes of Robert Heinlein, Harlan Ellison and Walter Mosley; actors taking part include Terry O'Quinn ("Lost"), John Hurt ("V for Vendetta"), Anne Heche ("Men in Trees"), Judy Davis ("The Starter Wife"), Sam Waterston ("Law & Order") and Malcolm McDowell ("Heroes").

"Extreme Makeover" will return for three weeks starting Monday, July 2. ABC aired one episode of the show in the fall, then pulled it after it recorded weak ratings.

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Drew Carey, Wayne Brady Game for Game Shows

Wayne Brady has been tapped to front Don't Forget the Lyrics!, a Fox game show premiering July 12 and asking contestants to complete the words to a song. Do right by 10 songs in a row, get a cool million dollars... CBS has set an August 7 premiere for Power of 10, a Family Feud-esque quiz show hosted by Drew Carey and produced by Millionaire's Michael Davies.... BET on July 9 will launch Take the Cake, a nightly interactive game show in which viewers can play along online or via text-messaging.

Posted by Matt Webb Mitovich 06/20/07 10:17 AM

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Stopped Motion: CBS Cuts Creature Comforts

CBS has pulled the Aardman-animated Creature Comforts from its schedule effective immediately, says Futon Critic, and for the time being, at least, will fill the Mondays-at-8 slot with even more repeats of The New Adventures of Old Christine.

After premiering to 6.3 million total viewers, Creature Comforts most recently was sampled by 4.66 and, just this past Monday, 4.3 million people.

Talk about your clay achin'!

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The Singing Bee To Be Hosted By Joey Fatone

America's dancing dynamo and former *NSYNC star Joey Fatone ("Dancing with the Stars") hosts NBC's ultimate sing-along variety game show "The Singing Bee," which is set to premiere on Tuesday, July 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) following the 90-minute "Las Vegas Callbacks" episode of summer's #1 hit "America's Got Talent" (8-9:30 p.m. ET).

The announcement was made recently by Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.

"This fun-filled family show is going to have viewers singing along with their TV sets," said Plestis. "Coupled with 'America's Got Talent,' we've got two great hours of TV that America can fall in love with every Tuesday night."

Added Plestis, "We are also thrilled to have Joey on board to host. He brings an added burst of energy and a legion of fans with his musical talent and infectious personality."

In "The Singing Bee," contestants will be challenged to accurately sing the lyrics to the most popular songs of all time in a variety of karaoke-style competitions. Each episode will begin with an audience-wide sing-along where eight lucky contestants will be chosen to compete in a series of fun-filled singing games. In this exciting singing showdown, there's no middle ground for partially correct answers -- contestants must be perfect or they're out of the game. Family-friendly and conducive to playing (and singing) along at home, "The Singing Bee" inspires hilarious wrong answers and amazing performances by those rare contestants who somehow manage to get every word right.

In addition, all music on the show will be performed by house band "Ray Chew and the Buzz" with "The Singing Bee" dancers, "The Honeybees."

Fatone, former member of the musical sensation *NSYNC, is a multi-talented "triple threat" most recently dancing his way to second place on "Dancing with the Stars." He has also appeared in multiple Broadway musicals including "Rent" and "Little Shop of Horrors," and the feature films "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "The Cooler."

"The Singing Bee" is created and produced by Juma Entertainment, LLC and The Gurin Company. The executive producers are Phil Gurin (NBC's "Miss Universe" franchise) and Robert C. Horowitz ("Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials Top 40 Countdown").

Posted by Joe Reality on June 26, 2007 at 12:00 AM

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Bravo Announces Returning and New Reality TV Series

Coming off a record-breaking second quarter, Bravo announced a slate of returning franchises and new series additions, as well as a network first

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FOX Unleashes More 'Hell,' 'Dance'

Unscripted summer hits will be back in 2008

July 22, 2007

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FOX has ordered up fourth seasons of Gordon Ramsay's cooking-and-swearing reality show "Hell's Kitchen" and the self-explanatory talent show "So You Think You Can Dance."

Reliable summer performers for the past three years, "Hell's Kitchen" and "So You Think You Can Dance" have both been scheduled for 2008.

This summer's "Hell's Kitchen" premiere drew 8 million viewers, up from last year's premiere, while its 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 was equal to last season's demo result. For the season, its viewership is hovering at 8.14 million, contributing to FOX's summer-long streak of demo wins.

"So You Think You Dance" has performed even better, with both its Wednesday and Thursday telecasts ranking among the summer's Top 3 regular performers in 18-49 and 18-34 demos, reliably winning its time period in all measures. The third season is up over last season by 3 percent in the 18-49 demo.

Both shows will reach their season finales in the same mid-August week. FOX has set the "Hell's Kitchen" finale for Monday, Aug. 13. "So You Think You Can Dance" will have a special results show on Tuesday, Aug. 14, while the last performance and results shows will air with two-hour episodes on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16.

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Dancing with the Stars judges, Snoop Dogg, newlyweds get reality shows

ABC is spinning off a new show from Dancing with the Stars, using its two non-geriatric judges for a competition called Dance X. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will

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'The Simple Life' Is Over

E! says Sunday's episode will be series finale

July 30, 2007

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Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in 'The Simple Life Goes to Camp'

Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton will stop living "The Simple Life" after this week.

E!, which has aired the last two seasons of the two celebs' semi-scripted series, says Sunday's episode, which wraps up a season of "The Simple Life Goes to Camp," will be the series finale. Hilton and Richie leave behind a record of 53 episodes of fish-out-of-water hijinks, which saw them try to live small-town life, travel across the country, work at real jobs, take a crack at married life and, this season, work as camp counselors.

In between, of course, the two found other ways to remain constantly in the tabloid spotlight, and in the past two months, earn jail sentences. Hilton served a little over three weeks for repeated probation violations in June, and last week Richie was sentenced to four days in jail on a DUI charge.

"The Simple Life" aired on FOX for its first three seasons, where it earned pretty decent ratings. The show's third season averaged 9 million-plus viewers (though those numbers are inflated some by a post-"American Idol" timeslot for several episodes), but FOX decided to drop the show after that.

E! picked it up last year and did a season in which Hilton and Richie -- who were then feuding -- shared no screen time together. The duo made up in time for this season, during which they worked as counselors at several different types of camps. The show improved the cable network's ratings as well, but it was not a breakout hit.

The finale will feature Hilton and Richie writing a play "in tribute to their decades-long friendship" (hey, that's what the press release says) and performing it with the help of attendees at a drama camp and actress Sally Kirkland.

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Idol Producers Band Together to Find Out What's Next

Perhaps sensing that American Idol has peaked (thanks a lot, Sanjaya), the reality juggernaut's producers have come up with a new show, tentatively titled The Next Great American Band, which seeks to discover not merely the heirs apparent to Madonna and Michael Jackson but tomorrow's Heart and Journey. The battle begins with a two-hour episode on Oct. 19 (and will air every Friday thereafter). Brooke Band, get your audition song ready, 'cause they're finally ready for you!

Tuesday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.

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Fox Announces Schedule Changes

FOX recently announced changes to its fall lineup on Wednesday and Thursday nights. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES shifts to Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, starting Sept. 19; and DON

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America's Got Talent & Last Comic Standing Renewed For Another Season

NBC has re-upped its popular summer series franchises "America's Got Talent" and "Last Comic Standing" for a third and sixth season respectively, it was announced today by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"Both of these innovative series have proven to be summer staples and important franchises for NBC," said Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment. "We have the most watched show in 'America's Got Talent,' and one of the most upscale series in 'Last Comic Standing,' and now viewers can look forward to seeing these popular brand series with fresh new shows again next summer."

"America's Got Talent" (Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. ET) has averaged a 3.6 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49, 12.1 million viewers overall) making it primetime's #1 series in total viewers. The talent competition series has improved the Tuesday 8-9:30 p.m. timeslot by 21 percent in adults 18-49 versus last summer.

"Last Comic Standing" (Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET) hit a six-month time-period high for NBC last week scoring the network's strongest Wednesday 9-10 p.m. rating since January 31. The series is delivering a 2.8/8 in 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers overall this summer.

The pickup announcement comes as "America's Got Talent" is preparing for its live, two-part season finale with a special 90-minute performance episode on Tuesday, August 14 from 8-9:30 p.m. ET. The following Tuesday (August 21), the million-dollar winner will be revealed in an exhilarating two-hour live episode from 8-10 p.m. (ET).

Last week on "Last Comic Standing," the first of three head-to-head competitions took place to determine who will be the final five comedians. Then, starting August 22, the finalists perform and for the first time ever there will be an international vote to pick the last comic standing. The two-hour live season finale will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept.19 (9-11 p.m. ET).

Bringing the variety format back to the forefront of American culture, "America's Got Talent," hosted by Jerry Springer, showcases the hottest performers from across the country, with the winner being chosen by the television viewing audience. Each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars -- singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages who have a chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan.

"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO TV. Cowell ("American Idol"), Ken Warwick ("American Idol"), Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff ("Three Wishes") and James Sunderland ("Dancing on Ice") are the executive producers.

"Last Comic Standing," hosted by Bill Bellamy, along with the talent scouts Alonzo Bodden, ANT and Kathleen Madigan, traveled the world this season looking for the most talented new comedian. Auditions were held in London, Montreal, Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Tempe. The winner will receive a $250,000 prize, an exclusive talent contact with NBC Universal and his or her own half-hour comedy special on Bravo.

"Last Comic Standing" is produced by Peter Engel Productions, Magical Elves and Universal Media Studios. The executive producers are Peter Engel ("Saved By the Bell," "The Next Best Thing"), Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Bravo's "Project Runway") and Barry Katz ("Action," "Dane Cook's Tourgasm"). Javier Winnik ("The Singing Bee") is the co-executive producer.

Posted by Joe Reality on August 06, 2007 at 10:22 PM

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Fall 2007 reality show debuts and schedule

The leaves may not be changing colors yet, and it

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'Singing Bee' Buzzes to New Time

NBC delays premiere a week, switches timeslot

September 19, 2007

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'The Singing Bee' host Joey Fatone

NBC is tinkering with its Tuesday-night lineup a little, holding back "The Singing Bee" for a bit and moving it to earlier in the night when it does premiere.

The sing-along game show, which was initially scheduled to debut next week, will now premiere Tuesday, Oct. 2. And rather than airing at 9:30 p.m. ET following "The Biggest Loser," it will kick off the night at 8, leading into 90-minute episodes of "Loser" at 8:30.

The change moves "The Singing Bee" away from the likes of "House" and the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, which occupy the 9 p.m. hour for FOX and ABC. "The Biggest Loser" has built its audience from hour to hour in its first two episodes this season and probably gives NBC a better shot at competing with the FOX and ABC powerhouses and CBS' "The Unit."

After "The Singing Bee" debuted to more than 13 million viewers in July, NBC quickly ordered additional episodes for the fall. Its ratings have cooled since then; recent episodes have drawn in the neighborhood of 8 million viewers.

Joey Fatone hosts the show, in which contestants have to complete song lyrics after the music stops.

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FOX Dreams Up More 'Nightmares'

Network really, really, really likes Gordon Ramsay

October 18, 2007

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Gordon Ramsay of 'Kitchen Nightmares'

FOX has ordered up a second helping of Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares."

Produced by Grenada America and Optomen Television, "Kitchen Nightmares" features Chef Ramsay giving top-to-bottom overhauls for disastrously failing restaurants.

FOX initially ordered 10 episodes for the Americanized version of the original British format and it's believed that the second season order is comparable.

Airing in the ultra-competitive time 9 p.m. time period on Wednesday nights, "Kitchen Nightmares" has regularly finished fourth in both viewers and in the key 18-49 demo. FOX boasts that the show has represented a 21 percent demo bump over the time period average for the fourth quarter of 2006 and in its most recent airing, "Kitchen Nightmares" came very close to beating NBC's "Bionic Woman" in the young adult demo.

Ramsay is already at work on a new cycle of "Hell's Kitchen" and with a swift "Kitchen Nightmares" turnaround, FOX could become the chef's year-round home.

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People will get tired if they see Ramsey year round. Having Hell's Kitchen should be good enough. They don't want to overuse him.

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CBS Cancels 'Laughlin,' Sets 'Amazing Race' Premiere

Hugh Jackman-produced 'Viva' bites the dust after only two airings

October 22, 2007

The first scripted cancellation of the fall season is CBS' "Viva Laughlin."

The network knew it was taking a chance with "Laughlin," a Hugh Jackman-produced adaptation of a quirky British musical miniseries, but apparently CBS' willingness to stand by the show was minimal, particularly with a fresh season of "The Amazing Race" already in the can.

"Laughlin" aired only twice, squandering a massive "CSI" lead-in on Thursday (Oct. 18) and then falling even harder in its first regular Sunday airing just days later. The Sunday "Laughlin" premiere did only a 1.2 rating in the key 18-49 demo, an embarrassingly low figure, particularly for a first place network.

Effective immediately, "Laughlin" is off CBS' schedule, replaced by a "CSI" repeat next Sunday.

The following week, on Nov. 4, CBS will premiere the 12th installment of its Emmy-winning reality juggernaut "The Amazing Race."

Winner of the last five Emmys for outstanding reality competition series, "The Amazing Race" will return to the Sunday night 8 p.m. ET slot it occupied in its most recent "All-Stars" edition.

"If there ever was a season that I consider one of the best, it's this one," says Bertram van Munster, series executive producer, director and co-creator. "It's insanely funny, fast-paced and dramatic all at once. Teams are in hot pursuit of one another at every location and its reality television at its nail-biting best."

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ABC, NBC Set Pre-Christmas Stunts

'Choirs,' 'Duel' fill airwaves in December

November 13, 2007

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Nick Lachey

Though it probably has more to do with the time of year than the writers' strike, viewers should prepare for a whole lotta unscripted programming in mid-December.

ABC and NBC have each scheduled week-long events to fill a substantial portion of their prime-time lineups the week before Christmas. ABC will unveil a new came show called "Duel" over six nights starting Monday, Dec. 17. For the first four of those nights, it will compete with an NBC show called "Clash of the Choirs."

The latter will feature five well-known singers -- Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland, Michael Bolton and Blake Shelton -- assembling 20-person choirs from each of their hometowns (Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Houston, New Haven, Conn., and Oklahoma City, respectively) for a live competition based in New York. The champion choir will win a prize that will benefit its home community, such as building a playground or renovating a community center.

Each celeb will be responsible for assembling and directing their choirs, putting them through the paces of harmonizing, choreography and style. They'll also serve as judges for the other choirs' performances, though the ultimate decision will rest with viewers.

"Clash of the Choirs" will air at 8 p.m. ET from Monday, Dec. 17 to Thursday, Dec. 20, with the Monday and Wednesday shows running two hours.

"Duel" is one of several game shows likely to hit the airwaves later in the season, particularly if the writers' strike lasts into the new year. It's based on a French format that combines typical quiz-show elements with betting and bluffing.

Two players will go head-to-head, betting on each question based on how confident they are in the answer. An incorrect answer means elimination, unless the player has bet enough to cover the loss.

"Duel" is scheduled for 8 p.m. each night from Dec. 17-21, with the finale coming Sunday, Dec. 23. A host hasn't been named yet.

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Reality Bites: New Shows Lean on Dad, God, NASCAR

This Saturday, casting gets under way in L.A. for NBC's My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad, a new reality show from the makers of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and The Biggest Loser.... The Peacock has also announced that its four-night American Idol-gone-gospel miniseries Clash of the Choirs will air Dec. 17-20. Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly "I'm Not Beyonc

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'American Gladiators' Rise in January

NBC sets series for Sunday nights

November 27, 2007

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'American Gladiators' co-host Laila Ali

NBC has put another piece of its midseason schedule in place, slating the update of "American Gladiators" for Sunday nights in January.

The remake of the syndicated 1990s syndicated series will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 6, the network announced via an ad in Monday's episode of "Heroes." As of Monday morning, a formal premiere announcement hadn't followed.

That means we don't yet know which of the three shows NBC initially announced for Sunday nights in January will be bumped to make way for "Gladiators." In May the network set a midseason Sunday lineup of "Law & Order" at 8 p.m., "Medium" at 9 p.m. and new show "Lipstick Jungle" at 10.

The network could shuffle any of those pieces to other nights; NBC has picked up new series "Chuck" and "Life," but "Bionic Woman" and "Journeyman" are still in limbo. If the network opts to let either of them fall by the wayside, that would open up an hour on the schedule for one or more of the originally scheduled Sunday shows. One or more shows could also be held until later in the season in the event of a prolonged writers' strike.

Pro-wrestling legend Hulk Hogan and boxer/"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Laila Ali will host the show, in which amateur athletes take part in combat games against a set cast of "gladiators." The show will feature a number of the competitions from the original series, with amped-up special effects and some other new elements.

The show is produced by MGM Television, which also produced the original series, and Reveille, the company started by current NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman.

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Winter 2007/2008 reality TV schedule

The winter debut season has arrived, with networks airing series that will take us through the holidays and kick off the new year. The following is a frequently updated list of noteworthy new and returning reality shows scheduled to air this winter whose networks have officially announced their debut dates and timeslots.

With the uncertainty over the writers

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NBC Rewrites Midseason Schedule

'Biggest Loser,' '1 vs. 100' among unscripted additions

November 30, 2007

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Bob Saget, host of '1 vs. 100'

NBC is loading up on unscripted fare in January, giving over nearly a third of its prime-time schedule to shows that won't be affected by the writers' strike.

The network, which has been putting small pieces of its midseason schedule in place over the past couple of weeks, has now added several more shows to its 2008 slate. Every weeknight will have at least one hour of unscripted programming, and as things stand now, at least six of NBC's 22 prime-time hours will be filled with reality or game shows.

The unscripted onslaught will start New Year's Day with a new season of "The Biggest Loser," which will feature two-person teams in this cycle. Game show "1 vs. 100" will return Friday, Jan. 4, sliding into the spot currently occupied by "Deal or No Deal."

"American Gladiators," meanwhile, will move into "Chuck's" 8 p.m. Monday spot on Jan. 7, following a two-hour premiere the previous night. "Chuck" has been picked up for a full season, but its pre-strike supply of episodes will likely be exhausted by then.

NBC also has "Celebrity Apprentice" scheduled for a Jan. 3 premiere and will likely continue with "Deal or No Deal" on Wednesdays.

For all the reality programming, NBC will also have some original scripted shows to air at midseason, strike or no strike. The network announced earlier this week that "Lipstick Jungle" will debut Thursday, Feb. 7; it will also have new episodes of "Law & Order" and "Medium," both of which are currently scheduled for Sunday nights.

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NBC ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINE-UP OF REALITY SERIES PREMIERES IN JANUARY AS NEW 'AMERICAN GLADIATORS' DEBUTS ALONG WITH BRAND NEW SEASON OF 'THE BIGGEST LOSER' AND RETURN OF POPULAR GAME SHOW '1 VS 100'

Published: November 30, 2007

"American Gladiators" to Premiere with Two-hour Episode on January 6 and Resume January 7; "The Biggest Loser" Comes Back January 1, While '1 vs 100" Returns on January 4

Series Join Previously Announced "The Celebrity Apprentice" Premiering January 3

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Big Brother 9 And Survivor 16 Officially Announced By CBS

Writing by Joe on Monday, 3 December, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Even though fan sites have been buzzing for weeks that the ninth edition of Big Brother would premiere in January or February, CBS just made it official today. According to a CBS press release, the first ever Winter edition of Big Brother will premiere on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 9PM ET.

The Winter edition of Big Brother will also air Wednesday and Sunday broadcasts starting at 8PM ET. In addition to Big Brother, CBS also announced the official premiere date for Survivor 16. The series will return on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 8PM ET. No official word on if it will be an All Stars edition, but strong rumors suggest it will be.

CBS also confirmed the return of one reality game show and announced a new reality game show. Power of 10, which is hosted by Drew Carey, will return on Wednesday, January 2 at 8PM ET. A new game show called Do You Trust Me has also completed production, but CBS did not make an exact scheduling announcement.

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CBS Sets 'Jericho,' 'Big Brother' Returns

Premiere dates for 'Survivor 16' and 'The New Adventures of Christine' also set

December 3, 2007

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Skeet Ulrich of 'Jericho'

CBS doesn't seem too concerned about the ongoing writers' strike, announcing a spring line-up that includes both the triumphant return of "Jericho" and a new installment of "Big Brother."

Let's get the important business out of the way: Rescued from cancellation by an outpouring of nuts, "Jericho" will begin its seven-episode second season on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET, airing in the time slot where "Cane" is currently struggling.

"Jericho," the story of a plucky band of Kansas survivalists trying to kick-start society in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, will capitalize on the lead-in of the first-ever winter edition of "Big Brother."

Hosted, as always, by Julie Chen, "Big Brother" will also premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. ET, following "NCIS." Additional installments of "Big Brother" will air on Wednesdays and Sundays at 8 p.m., premiering on Feb. 13 and Feb. 17.

The Wednesday "Big Brother" episodes will take the place of "Power of 10," as the summer competition hit begins a string of new episodes on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

In general, CBS won't lack for new programming, even in the scripted department, as Monday, Jan. 28 will see the premiere of "The Captain," featuring Chris Klein and Jeffrey Tambor, and the Emmy-winning "The New Adventures of Old Christine," which will air at 8:30 and 9:30 respectively, as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Rules of Engagement" go on hiatus (unlike the other Monday comedies, they lack the necessary number of repeatable installments).

Also returning is the 16th edition of "Survivor," which will premiere from a yet-to-be-announced location on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Plus, CBS' big Monday (Dec. 3) scheduling release included a new air-date for the "Lonesome Dove" prequel "Comanche Moon," which will now be sacrificed to the premieres of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "American Idol" on Sunday, Jan. 13, Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9-199 p.m.

To recap, CBS' Jan. and Feb. scheduling highlights:

Wednesday, Jan. 2

8:00-9:00 PM -- "Power of 10" (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM -- "Criminal Minds"

10:00-11:00 PM -- "CSI: NY"

Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29

10:00-11:00 PM -- "48 Hours Mystery"

Monday, Jan. 28

8:00-8:30 PM -- "How I Met Your Mother"

8:30-9:00 PM -- "The Captain" (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM -- "Two and a Half Men"

9:30-10:00 PM -- "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM -- "CSI: Miami"

Thursday, Feb. 7

8:00-9:00 PM -- "Survivor" (16th Edition Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM -- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

10:00-11:00 PM -- "Without a Trace"

Tuesday, Feb. 12

8:00-9:00 PM -- "NCIS"

9:00-10:00 PM -- "Big Brother 9" (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM -- "Jericho" (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Feb. 13

8:00-9:00 PM -- "Big Brother 9" (Wednesday Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM -- "Criminal Minds"

10:00-11:00 PM -- "CSI: NY"

Sunday, Feb. 17

7:00-8:00 PM -- "60 Minutes"

8:00-9:00 PM -- "Big Brother 9"(Sunday Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM -- "Cold Case"

10:00-11:00 PM -- "Shark"

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