Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - January 2004
Billed as "television's first-ever Black dramatic reality show," BET's new College Hill series will be premiering, tonight, January 28 at 9 PM ET/PT.
Just when you thought FOX had sunk about as low as it could go with its new My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance reality prank show, the network has announced plans to air The Littlest Groom, an Average Joe-like two-part reality miniseries in which a vertically-challenged 4'5" man searches for love among women of similar height... only to later discover he'll also have some average-sized women competing for his heart.
Desperate for ratings, the ABC Television Network announced yesterday that it will be bringing a $10,000,000 Super Millionaire version of the network's previously cancelled Who Wants To Be a Millionaire series back for the February sweeps period.
What a difference a week, and one show, can make. After watching the third night of FOX's American Idol third season premiere destroy NBC's previously dominant The Apprentice series in the ratings, NBC immediately concluded that the only action to take when facing an unstoppable force is to quickly get out of the way -- and moved Apprentice off to Thursdays at 9 PM ET/PT (via CBS' CSI) for the duration of its fifteen episode run. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Fox seems unable to let go of The Simple Life. In the latest announcement, a previously-unaired episode of the show (called "The Lost Episode"), featuring fish-out-of-water stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie getting jobs with a taxidermist, will be aired on Fox this coming Monday, January 26 at 8:30 PM ET/PT -- immediately before the second installment of My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance.
What do you get when you mix CBS' Cupid reality dating series with Ron Howard's 1999 Ed TV fictional film? The FX Networks' first stab at a reality television show of its own -- Todd TV, premiering Wednesday, January 21 at 10 PM ET.
It turns out The WB won't be the only major broadcast network looking to counter-program the Superbowl with reality television.
MTV has announced that The Osbournes will be returning to the network with five all new episodes starting on Tuesday, January 27 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
Never let there be any doubt that NBC, the broadcast kings of "repurposing," know how to milk a good thing for all they can.
For High School Reunion fans, the long wait will soon be over. The WB has announced that the second installment of the popular reality series will premiere on Sunday, March 14 at 9PM ET.
NBC has announced that due to the incredible ratings that The Apprentice premiere drew last Thursday when airing after Friends, the second episode of the hit reality show will now air Thursday, January 15 (8:30-9:30 PM ET) followed by “Will & Grace” at 9:30 PM.
Apparently FOX had good reason to, as of late December, be claiming that the plans for the network's special "all new" one-hour January 13 The Simple Life penultimate episode were "still being finalized."
NBC has announced that it will air a special encore broadcast of the premiere episode of its new hit The Apprentice series on Saturday, January 10 at 9 PM ET.
MTV has announced that 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave, a documentary mini-series chronicling the lives of Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro during the months, weeks and days prior to their wedding, will premiere on Wednesday, January 21st at 10:30 PM (ET/PT) after the 10:00 PM second season premiere of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson's Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.
MTV has announced that the second season of Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, the network's much talked about reality series which follows the celebrity marriage of former 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey and "pop tart" Jessica Simpson, will premiere on Wednesday, January 21st at 10 PM ET/PT.
The Real World: San Diego, the latest scandal-filled installment of MTV's The Real World will premiere on January 6, and if the police reports filed to date are any indication, it's going to be a drama-filled -- and possibly deeply disturbing -- season.
A&E Network has announced that starting on Monday, January 5, 2004, it will be going behind the counter, into the cockpit and beyond the airport tarmac with the premiere of its new real life series Airline. Broadcast via back-to-back 30 minute episodes that will air at 10:00 PM ET/PT and 10:30 PM ET/PT every Monday evening, the initial season of the series will run eighteen episodes in length.
FOX has good news for viewers who just can't get enough of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's The Simple life -- in addition to the previously broadcast special eighth "bonus episode" of the show, the network has apparently found enough additional footage on the cutting room floor to extend the program's penultimate episode to a full hour.