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Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - July 2002

  • 'The Bachelor: Special Edition' to air on ABC Family the week of August 11th

    July 29, 2002
    The Hollywood Reporter reports that ABC is getting a little more mileage of "The Bachelor," creating a behind-the-scenes special about the reality dating series that's to run on sister network ABC Family. The six-part miniseries, titled "The Bachelor: Special Edition," will run six consecutive nights from August 11-16th.
  • ABC's 'The Dating Experiment' to premiere Tuesday August 13th at 9PM

    July 28, 2002
    ABC has announced that it will debut its new 'The Dating Experiment' reality romance series on Tuesday, August 13 at 9 PM EST. Hector Elizondo will narrate the show. In the show, complete strangers give up all control of their lives for two weeks to be ruled by a mysterious diary, all in the hopes of finding true love. The series will premiere with two back-to-back episodes, "The Triangle - Part 1" and "The Triangle - Part 2," TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. and 9:30-10:00 p.m., ET, respectively),
  • New season of 'The Bachelor' to premiere Wednesday, September 25th at 9PM EST

    July 28, 2002
    ABC has announced its fall premiere dates and the second season of 'The Bachelor' will premiere on Wednesday, September 25th at 9PM EST. ABC will air three eight-episode arcs of the reality series. The first and last arcs, like the original, will feature single bachelors. As previously reported, the middle arc will be called 'The Bachelorette' and feature Trista Rehn, the 29-year-old physical therapist from the first season
  • "Playmate Extreme Team" edition of 'Dog Eat Dog' to air August 5th

    July 23, 2002
    NBC has announced that Playboy's "Playmate Extreme Team" of six centerfolds will compete in a special edition of the hit NBC game show airing Augist 5th. The "Extreme Team" consists of Danelle Folta (Miss April 1995, Shanna Moakler (Miss December 2001), Daphnee Lynn Duplaix (Miss July 1997), Deanna Broooks (Miss May 1998), Stacy Fuson (Miss February 1999) and Jennifer Walcott (Miss August 2001).
  • 'Making The Band II' to premiere October 10th, co-star Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs

    July 19, 2002
    Zap2It.com reports that MTV has announced that Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be featured in the network's reality show, 'Making the Band II.' Production of the series will begin later this month in New York City. The half-hour show will document the creation of a mainstream hip hop/R&B group, starting with the audition process working up to a record deal, all under the guidance of P. Diddy himself.
  • 'The Amazing Race 3' to premiere Wednesday, October 2nd

    July 15, 2002
    CBS president and CEO Les Moonves announced during the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena today that 'The Amazing Race 3,' will premiere Wednesday, October 2nd.
  • 'Survivor: Thailand' to premiere September 19th

    July 15, 2002
    CBS president and CEO Les Moonves announced during the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena today that "Survivor: Thailand," will debut on Thursday, September 19th at 8PM EST.
  • 'Meet My Folks' to premiere after Monday 7/22 'Dog Eat Dog' before moving to 8PM Wednesdays

    July 14, 2002
    In an apparent attempt to leverage the stellar summer ratings of 'Dog Eat Dog' as a launchpad for another new reality series, NBC has decided to move the airdate of the premiere episode of their new 'Meet My Folks' program from its previously announced 8PM Wednesday July 17th premiere date to Monday, July 22nd at 10PM. The move will allow the program to utilize the evening's 9PM episode of 'Dog Eat Dog' as another strong reality-based lead-in.
  • NBC renames 'Single Guys' to 'Love Shack, changes premise, announces August 26th premiere date

    July 13, 2002
    Zap2It.com reports that NBC has changed the name of its upcoming hour-long dating show from "Single Guys" to "Love Shack." As announced earlier, the producers are searching for contestants, and are now considering videotaped auditions from anywhere in the United States.
  • Bravo orders second season of 'The It Factor' to air in January 2003

    July 11, 2002
    Bravo has given a second season of "The It Factor" the go ahead for a 13-episode run to begin in January.
  • 'The Anna Nicole Smith Show' to premiere August 4th

    July 10, 2002
    Zap2It.com reports that E! has announced that 'The Anna Nicole Smith Show' will premiere Sunday, Auguest 4th at 10 p.m. ET on E!
  • Richard Hatch and Susan Hawk to appear on July 15th 'Dog Eat Dog'

    July 1, 2002
    Recognizable reality TV stars such as Richard Hatch and Susan Hawk of 'Survivor' are among a roster of fellow alternative celebrities who will compete in a special edition of the hit NBC game show 'Dog Eat Dog' airing Monday, July 15 (8-9 p.m. ET). Brooke Burns ('Baywatch') hosts this series that’s played before an in-studio audience and combines extreme stunts and outrageous dares with smarts and strategy.
  • Reality TV Celebrity edition of 'Dog Eat Dog' to air July 15th

    July 1, 2002
    Recognizable reality TV stars such as Richard Hatch and Susan Hawk of 'Survivor' are among a roster of fellow alternative celebrities who will compete in a special edition of the hit NBC game show 'Dog Eat Dog' airing Monday, July 15 (8-9 p.m. ET). Brooke Burns ('Baywatch') hosts this series thatís played before an in-studio audience and combines extreme stunts and outrageous dares with smarts and strategy.






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