Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - March 2004
Three episodes into its originally scheduled six-episode run, FOX announced yesterday evening that it is pulling its Playing It Straight series from the network's broadcast schedule.
FOX has announced that as part of the demolition of its highly promoted "New FOX Friday" after only three weeks, its Forever Eden "reality soap" series has been "permanently" moved to the network's Friday 9 PM ET/PT time period.
FOX has announced that Kimberley Locke will return to the American Idol stage on Wednesday, March 24 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) to perform her new single "8th World Wonder," which debuted last week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Single Sales chart.
ABC has announced that America's favorite young married couple, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, the stars of MTV's hit Newlyweds series, will star in their first-ever television special, a "fun-filled variety hour" of music and comedy entitled The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour on Sunday, April 11 at 9PM ET/PT on the network.
NBC has announced that the second season of celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito's The Restaurant series will premiere on Monday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT.
FOX has announced that its new The Swan series, which had been previously announced as premiering on Monday, March 29, will now instead premiere on Wednesday, April 7 at 9PM ET/PT. Beginning Monday, April 12, The Swan will air in its regular time period (Mondays, 9PM ET/PT), while the network's struggling Forever Eden series will get exiled to Thursdays beginning Thursday, March 25 at 9PM ET/PT.
GSN, the newly relaunched network formerly known as Game Show Network, will premiere Fake-A-Date, its first reality relationship series, on Wednesday, March 17 as part of its new weekly primetime lineup that debuts as part of the relaunch.
A&E Network announced yesterday that its hit Airline series is heading back into production for a new season of high-flying half-hour episodes. The series currently airs every Monday at 10:00 and 10:30PM ET/PT.
CBS has announced that the special event finale of Survivor: All-Stars will be broadcast Sunday, May 9 from 8-10 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Having already gone into the skys to document adventures in air travel with its successful Airline series, the A&E Network now plans to go six feet under and follow the funeral home business. Similar to HBO's fictional Six Feet Under series, the network's new unscripted Family Plots series, premiering April 19 at 9PN ET/PT, will chronicle the comings and goings of a real Southern California family-run mortuary.
FOX has announced that The Casino, its previously announced new unscripted drama created by reality titan Mark Burnett, will premiere on Tuesday, June 8 at 8 PM PM ET/PT.