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Reality Show line up for2005 Summer/Fall

(check back regularly for updates):

Summer 2005

Hell's Kitchen, sort of like The Apprentice set in a kitchen [FOX, May 30, 9 p.m.]

Beauty and the Geek: Ashton Kutcher's Average Joe-like series [The WB, June 1, 8 p.m.]

Dancing with the Stars: stars embarrass themselves trying to learn how to dance [ABC, June 1, 9 p.m.]

Sports Kids Moms & Dads: child abuse as entertainment [bravo, June 1, 10 p.m.]

Hit Me Baby One More Time: washed-up stars compete for a second chance [NBC, June 2, 9 p.m.]

The Scholar: high school kids compete for a scholarship [ABC, June 6, 8 p.m.]

Fire Me, Please: People do their best to get fired; an import of a UK show called Sack Race [CBS, June 7, 9 p.m.]

Blow Out 2: more from the salon [bravo, June 7, 9 p.m.]

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: a new season begins [bravo, June 7, 10 p.m.]

The Real Gilligan's Island 2: more castaways head to an island [TBS, June 8, 9 p.m.]

The Cut, Tommy Hilfiger's Project Runway-like series [CBS, June 9 p.m.]

I Want to be a Hilton: Kathy Hilton trains more brats how to be socialites [NBC, June 21, 8 p.m.]

The Real World Austin: more hot bodies to cast on the Challenge shows [MTV, June 21, 10 p.m.]

Average Joe 4: subtitled "the Joes Strike Back" [NBC, June 28, 8 p.m.]

Big Brother 6: Idiots in a house [CBS, July 7, 8 p.m.]

Rock Star: INXS: Mark Burnett's series that will find INXS a lead singer, and air three times per week [CBS, July 11, 9 p.m.]

Welcome to the Neighborhood: families compete to move into a house and are judged by their neighbors [ABC, July]

Brat Camp: kids go to boot camp [ABC, July]

The Law Firm: David E. Kelley's courtroom competition series [NBC, July 27, 8 p.m.]

The Biggest Loser 2: The weight-loss phenom [NBC, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.]

Tommy Lee Goes to College: self-explanatory [NBC, Aug. 9]

Highlights of reality-related shows airing this fall:

FOX has no reality TV shows on its fall schedule, although come January, it will pull out the machete that is American Idol and hack the competition to death.

The Apprentice 4 and The Apprentice: Martha Stewart will air concurrently, with Martha airing Wednesdays at 8 and Donald staying on Thursdays at 9.

Fear Factor will delayed until midseason, or until some other show gets canned.

ABC's Wife Swap moves to Mondays at 8 while Supernanny moves to Fridays at 8.

The Amazing Race 8,

America's Next Top Model 5 [uPN],

American Idol 5 [FOX, January], T

he Bachelor 8 [ABC, January],

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [ABC], and

Survivor Guatemala [CBS].


American Candidate [showtime]

The Benefactor [ABC]

Big Man On Camps [The WB]

The Complex: Malibu [FOX]

The Contender [NBC]

High School Reunion [The WB]

Last Comic Standing [NBC]

Manhunt [bravo]

Queer Eye for the Straight Girl [bravo]

The Road To Stardom with Missy Elliott [uPN]

The Starlet [The WB]

Who's Your Daddy [FOX]

Wickedly Perfect [CBS]

The Will [CBS]

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Posted: Thurs., May 5, 2005, 10:00pm PT

CBS ramps up summer reality sked

'Brother' heats up crowded season


CBS has finalized an aggressive summer slate of reality programming, highlighted by a new-look "Big Brother" and Mark Burnett's first new series for the Eye since "Survivor."

Once the net's summer lineup is in place come July, CBS will air at least six hours each week devoted to four shows. That's up significantly from last season, when the net aired four hours a week and just two shows: "Big Brother" and "The Amazing Race."

"It's certainly our most aggressive summer schedule ever," said CBS senior exec VP Kelly Kahl.

In addition to "Big Brother" and Burnett's "American Idol"-like competish "Rock Star: INXS," CBS will launch producer Eric Schotz's unscripted comedy "Fire Me... Please" and the Tommy Hilfiger-hosted fashion design competish "The Cut."

"Fire Me" will kick off the Eye's summer sked Tuesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. Hourlong episodes will air Tuesdays at 9 throughout the month.

In the skein, based on a BBC format, two newly hired workers vie to get fired by 3 p.m. that day.

Two days after "Fire Me" premieres, CBS will debut "The Cut," a "Project Runway"-like competition designed to find what the net calls the "fashion trendsetter of tomorrow." It will air in the "Survivor" timeslot Thursdays at 8 for a month (including a 90-minute bow) before moving to a new timeslot in July.

On Thursday, July 7, CBS summer stalwart "Big Brother" returns for its sixth season with a new look -- literally.

Skein's old house on the CBS Radford lot has been demolished to make room for a new office building housing KCBS, KCAL and other Eye properties, perhaps including some CBS or Viacom exec offices.

As a result, CBS has built a new two-story "Big Brother" house on the site of the old "Yes, Dear" studio space. Exec producers Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner said the new digs will open up a slew of production possibilities.

"We've had a chance to improve on the whole layout," Shapiro said, calling the new house "a whole new beginning."

Grodner said having two stories means "our cameras will be able to get real aerial shots. It will definitely look and feel different, maybe a little more like a loft space."

New house will still have a backyard, including a pool nearly twice as big as the old house's wading hole.

Grodner and Shapiro are holding back details of any other changes, with Grodner saying only that "it's safe to say there are surprises and new things" in the works.

"Brother" will keep its thrice-weekly broadcast pattern, with new episodes airing Thursday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

As last summer, CBS also plans to use the strength of "Brother" to boost a new skein, in this case Burnett's "Rock Star." David Goffin, exec producer of "Rock Star," said the show will be fundamentally different from "Idol."

"It cares about story, character and rock 'n' roll," he said, adding the show has had tremendous success licensing songs from big name rock acts, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, the Killers and R.E.M.

"Rock Star" will debut Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m. with a special one-hour episode. Most weeks will feature a performance episode Tuesdays at 10 (after "Brother"), a results show Wednesdays at 9:30 and an episode Mondays at 9:30 -- most likely after repeats of "Two and a Half Men"-- focusing on how the contestants are getting along with each other inside the "Rock Star" house.

"If you look back at last summer, I don't think there's any question 'The Amazing Race' was helped by having a compatible lead-in," Kahl said.

Winner will become the lead singer of Aussie band INXS

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Man, they got rid of all the spicy shows. Paradise Hotel, Forever Eden, Temptation Island, High School Reunion, Meet My Folks...reality tv isn't the same for me. :(

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I was just wondering if anyone has seen the NEW reality tv show called KILL REALITY? They are auditioning only candidates from reality shows, any reality show for a series. Any news, update, anything would be great. Thanks. (It's on the E! station, on at 9pm central)

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