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FOX Dreams Up More 'Nightmares'
Network really, really, really likes Gordon Ramsay

October 18, 2007


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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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


'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


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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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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'Shear Genius,' 'Top Design' Return to Bravo
It will be the sophomore season for both series

December 6, 2007

If there's going to be an influx of reality TV, at least the cable networks can make it stylish.

Bravo announced Thursday (Dec. 6) that its popular reality competition series "Shear Genius" and "Top Design" will both return for a second season in 2008. They join the cable channel's roster of hit reality shows that include the fashion design challenge "Project Runway" and cooking series "Top Chef."

"Shear Genius" offers 12 hairstylists a chance to compete for the coveted title, a styling feature in Allure magazine and $100,000 in seed money. In the first season, hosted by former "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith, the competitors had to prove themselves worthy in creative and nerve-wracking challenges that included creating a day-to-evening 'do, straightening African-American hair, perfecting Vidal Sassoon's "Nancy Kwan" bob and using unconventional tools such as box cutters or garden shears to create a stylish coiffure.

The interior design series "Top Design" will be back with its own redesign, thanks to a makeover from Magical Elves, the production company behind "Top Chef" and "Project Runway."

"Like fashion designers and chefs, interior designers inhabit a rich, visual world that attracts fascinating personalities, so we are really excited to take on the challenge of bringing this successful show to the next level," said Dan Cutforth, an executive producer on the series.

On the show, a dozen new interior designers, artists and architects from around the country live in a decked-out West Hollywood loft and are pitted against each other for challenges that will challenge their creativity, aesthetic sensibility, time management skills and patience.

The winning designer will receive a $100,000 grand prize from LendingTree, a brand-new 2007 Acadia vehicle from GMC, an editorial feature in Elle Decor and the chance to showcase their design skills at the magazine's Dining By Design, NYC, a lavish affair where designers, celebrities, and the who's who of fashion convene for a night of style, drama, excitement, and spirited collaboration.

Casting for both series will begin in the upcoming weeks.

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ABC Wants You to 'Wipeout'
Network greenlights competition-show pilot

December 7, 2007

Take away the ingestion of disgusting animal parts from "Fear Factor" and what do you have? You have a pilot just greenlit by ABC.

The network has given the go-ahead to an unscripted show called "Wipeout," a competition show that requires contestants to work their way through what ABC describes as "the world's largest obstacle course." The show comes from "Fear Factor" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" producer Endemol USA, the showbiz trade papers report.

"Wipeout" will feature 50 contestants per episode, all trying to wend their way through the aforementioned obstacle course in pursuit of a $50,000 prize. A casting notice on ABC's web site describes the game as "all the fun of 'Fear Factor' with none of the gross."

There's no timeline for the development of "Wipeout," though if ABC likes the pilot and the writers' strike lasts into 2008, it wouldn't be a big surprise to see the show on the air by season's end.

ABC and the other broadcast networks are reasonably well-stocked with reality programming for at least the next few months, having loaded up on shows in anticipation of a strike. A second wave of orders began this week, with NBC picking up a trio of series from "Ice Road Truckers" creator Thom Beers and now ABC's pilot order for "Wipeout."

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The Moment Of Truth Coming To FOX in January

Writing by Joe on Monday, 10 December, 2007 at 1:31 am



How much does FOX want their new reality game show The Moment Of Truth to be a success? Enough that they willing to use the biggest show in television as a lead-in. FOX has announced that The Moment Of Truth will premiere on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 9PM to 10PM ET/PT, right after American Idol.

In The Moment Of Truth, contestants will be put through a lie detector test in order to determine whether or not they are telling the truth for a chance to win half a million dollars. To win the $500,000, contestants have to tell the truth. However, it

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In the Works: Amazing Race Goes On, and More


CBS has greenlit production on a 13th cycle of The Amazing Race, which currently is in the midst of Season 12.... VH1 has ordered new seasons of Celebrity Fit Club and Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show

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ABC Announces Midseason Reality TV Schedule

Writing by Joe on Sunday, 16 December, 2007 at 1:11 am


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'Oprah's Big Give' Assembles Team
Designer Nate Berkus to host ABC series

January 3, 2008


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ABC's springtime series "Oprah's Big Give" has tapped an Oprah Winfrey regular as its host.

Designer Nate Berkus, who's made numerous appearances on Winfrey's daytime talk show, will serve as host of the series, in which contestants mount philanthropic projects in an effort to become the "Biggest Giver." It's scheduled to premiere Sunday, March 2.

"Who wouldn't want to be a part of a show whose entire premise is what you can do for other people?" Berkus says of his new gig. "I think it's fantastic."

The show has also assembled its panel of judges. Chef-author-philanthropist Jamie Oliver, NFL star Tony Gonzalez and Malaak Compton-Rock -- the wife of comedian Chris Rock and founder of the the charity styleWORKS -- will determine who goes home each week.

Over the course of the "Big Give," 10 people (whose identities will be revealed closer to the premiere date) will compete to see who can mount the most creative and effective efforts to help people in need. Each challenge will take place in a different city.

Winfrey, who's an executive producer of the show, will make appearances throughout its run and enlist some of her celebrity pals to appear as well. The winner will receive an undisclosed "major prize" for his or her efforts.

Ellen Rakieten, Harriet Seitler and Jonathan Sinclair created the show and will exec produce with Winfrey and "Amazing Race" veterans Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

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Challenges return to MTV with The Gauntlet 3


Just when it seemed as though MTV had given up on the Challenge shows as The Real World

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CBS Orders Three New Reality Shows

Writing by Jennifer_Brown on Monday, 14 January, 2008 at 9:35 am


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Bravo Seeking Casts for Top Design and Shear Genius

Writing by Jennifer_Brown on Tuesday, 15 January, 2008 at 9:50 am


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Hey, designers and hair-extraordinaires! As you know, Bravo has announced that there will be new seasons of Top Design and Shear Genius in 2008. Now they

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'Nashville Star' Migrates to NBC
Music show, 'Gladiators' set for summer runs

January 17, 2008


'Nashville Star' season five winner Angela Hacker

"Nashville Star" will be back on the air in 2008, but not in its longtime home.

Instead, the country-music competition will migrate from the USA Network to its broadcast sibling NBC. The show will join a second season of "American Gladiators" in what NBC is calling its "All-American Summer" lineup, leading up to its coverage of the Olympics in August.

"We are thrilled to feature the powerhouse 'Gladiators' this summer, and it's a real coup to bring 'Nashville Star' to NBC," says Craig Plestis, head of alternative programming at NBC.

"Nashville Star" has aired for five seasons on USA, helping launch the careers of Miranda Lambert, Buddy Jewell and last season's winner, Angela Hacker, who beat out her brother Zac to win the crown. About 3 million people watched last season's finale, a record for the show.

The show will also continue its run of replacing its host and judges after a season or two. Singers Jewel and Cowboy Troy hosted last season but won't make the leap to NBC; nor will judges Anastasia Brown, Blake Shelton and Randy Owen. Additionally, "Nashville Star" will open its competition to duos and groups as well as solo artists this season.

NBC announced the pickup of "American Gladiators" earlier this week. Both it and "Nashville Star" are produced by Reveille, the production company founded by now-NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman.




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