Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - January 2005
The WB has announced that The Starlet, a new Top Model-like reality series in which ten young aspiring actresses will compete to win a prize package that includes representation and a one-year talent deal with The WB, will premiere Tuesday, March 8 at 9PM ET/ET.
Presumably convinced that repeat broadcasts of its Thursday night dramas can better defend the Thursday 8PM ET/PT time period until Survivor: Vanuatu premieres on February 17, CBS announced yesterday that effective immediately, Wickedly Perfect (the time period's current occupant) will air on Saturdays at 8PM ET/PT for the duration of its ten-episode run.
The third and supposed final season of MTV's Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica will premiere Wednesday, January 26 at 10PM ET/PT.
What had been touted as a heavyweight reality showdown between reality titan Mark Burnett's upcoming The Contender series and Fox's American Idol undisputed ratings champ has suddenly turned into an instant forfeit as a result of NBC's announcement that it has decided to refuse to enter the ring.
UPN announced today that America's Next Top Model - Cycle 4, the fourth edition of its Tyra Banks-hosted reality modeling talent competition series, will debut on Wednesday, March 2 at 8PM/PT.
CBS announced today that The Amazing Race 7, the seventh edition of its resurgent two-time Emmy winning reality series, will debut Tuesday, March 1 at 9PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere episode.
CBS has announced that due to Survivor: Palau's premiere on February 17, Wickedly Perfect, the domestic diva search reality series that has been occupying CBS's Thursday night time period while Survivor is between editions, will move to Saturday evenings beginning February 19.
CBS announced today that Survivor: Palau, the tenth edition of its long-running reality series, will premiere Thursday, February 17 at 8PM ET/PT.
USA Network has announced that the third season of its revamped Nashville Star reality talent search series, now hosted by country music star LeAnn Rimes, will premiere Tuesday, March 1 at 10PM ET/PT.
GSN's American Dream Derby, the first reality series focused on thoroughbred horse racing, will premiere on Monday, January 10 at 9PM ET/PT with back-to-back one-hour episode broadcasts.
Fox announced yesterday that repeat episodes of its back-from-the-dead Family Guy animated series will air on Sunday evenings beginning Sunday, January 16 at 9PM, ending the network's previously announced plans to have its low rated My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss reality series return from hiatus on the same date.
MTV will end its rock star reality show, "The Osbournes," with a final block of 10 episodes later this month, Zap2it.com reported Thursday.
Stating that its primetime lineup will now be "twice as queer," Bravo has announced that Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, the long since announced spinoff of its popular (but somewhat fading) Queer Eye for the Straight Guy series will debut this month and join the network's weekly lineup.
UPN has announced the identities of the thirteen finalists that will be competing on The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott, the network's new reality series that premieres Wednesday, January 5 at 8PM ET/PT.