Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - May 2005
ABC announced today that its fading The Bachelor reality franchise will not be part of its Fall 2005 primetime schedule, but in a somewhat surprising move, the series will return in January 2006 after Monday Night Football wraps up its thirty-fifth and final year on the network.
NBC unveiled its 2005-2006 Fall primetime schedule yesterday, announcing that it will broadcast not one but two The Apprentice editions this fall, with its previously announced The Apprentice: Martha Stewart series joining the fourth edition of the Donald Trump-led original Apprentice series as part of the network's Fall 2005 primetime lineup.
NBC announced Monday that as part of what it emphasized was a plan to launch new programming throughout the September-May season, Fear Factor will not be part of the network's initial 2005-2006 Fall primetime schedule. Instead, Fear Factor will be return to the network's schedule at some point later in the season.
Fox has announced that it will debut So You Think You Can Dance, a new reality series that will search for America's best dancer, on Wednesday, July 20 at 8PM ET/PT with a two-hour premiere.
Fox announced Friday that it will air four reality shows as part of its Summer 2005 programming schedule. In addition to the return of last fall's Renovate My Family series, Fox will also debut Hell's Kitchen, The Princes Of Malibu. and So You Think You Can Dance.
Fox has announced that Hell's Kitchen, its new adaptation of a popular British reality show of the same name, will premiere Monday, May 30 at 9PM ET/PT.
The WB announced last week that Beauty And The Geek, its new six-episode reality show created by Punk'd producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, will premiere Wednesday, June 1 at 8PM ET/PT.
CBS announced Friday that the sixth edition of its popular Big Brother reality series will premiere on Thursday, July 7 at 8PM ET/PT. The tentpole of a Summer 2005 reality show lineup that will see the network broadcast six hours of reality programming a week, Big Brother 6 will air also air on Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT and Saturdays at 8PM ET/PT.
CBS announced Friday that Rock Star: INXS, Mark Burnett's new American Idol-like reality talent competition series that will find a new lead singer for Australian rock band INXS, will premiere on Monday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
CBS announced Friday that The Cut, its new Project Runway-like fashion competition reality show in which fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger will search for "America's fashion trendsetter of tomorrow," will premiere on Thursday, June 9 with a special 90-minute premiere in Survivor's 8PM ET/PT time period
CBS has announced that it will air four realty series as part of its Summer 2005 programming schedule, the network's most aggressive summer schedule since it first launched the present American network television reality TV era with its Summer 2000 debuts of Survivor and Big Brother. In additional to the sixth edition of its annual three-night-a-week Big Brother reality series, CBS will also air reality uber-producer Mark Burnett's new Rock Star: INXS series on a thrice-weekly schedule, plus weekly broadcasts of Tommy Hilfiger's Project Runway-like The Cut series and Fire Me... Please.
NBC announced last week that it has added a seventh reality series to its previously announced Summer 2005 programming schedule -- Hit Me Baby One More Time, a one-hour reality competition series in which five one-time pop music stars will perform and compete for the studio audience's vote.
NBC has announced that nearly a year after it was first scheduled to air, the long-delayed fourth installment of its Average Joe reality will finally premiere on Tuesday, June 28 at 8PM ET/PT as part of the network's Summer 2005 reality programming.
NBC has announced The Biggest Loser 2, its previously announced sequel to last fall's new surprise hit reality series, will debut on Tuesday, August 9 at 8PM ET/PT with a 90-minute episode. Tommy Lee Goes To College, a new half-hour reality series that will follow notorious Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee as he returns to school to get the college experience he never had, will follow at 9:30PM ET/PT
Bravo has announced that the second season of Blow Out, its "docu-reality" series centered around Hollywood stylist Jonathan Antin, will premiere on Tuesday, June 7 at 9PM ET/PT.
NBC to air six summer reality series, including shows featuring Tommy Lee and Paris Hilton's mother KathyMay 1, 2005
NBC has announced plans to air six reality series as part of its Summer 2005 programming schedule. Staggering their debuts throughout the summer, the network will launch the shows in three waves, starting with I Want To Be A Hilton and Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back in late June, followed by The Law Firm and Meet Mister Mom in late July/early August, and concluding with the mid-August premieres of Tommy Lee Goes To College and the second season of The Biggest Loser, its Fall 2005 surprise hit.