Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - October 2003
The pre-show buzz about The Simple Life, FOX's new reality series that chronicles two affluent socialites as they make the transition from filthy rich to just plain filthy, has apparently been so good that the network has announced that the series will now premiere with a special one-hour episode at 8PM ET on Tuesday, December 2.
Bravo has announced that “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” will return to the cable network with all new episodes beginning Tuesday, November 18 (10-11 PM ET). The "Fab 5" - Carson, Jai, Kyan, Ted and Thom - are back with an all new line-up of straight guys in need of a life makeover.
Reichen Lehmkuhl, who along with partner Chip Arndt won the fourth edition of the CBS reality show The Amazing Race, will appear on The Young And The Restless, television’s highest-rated daytime drama Tuesday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 23 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Lehmkuhl will appear as a waiter at the Genoa City Athletic Club restaurant frequented by the show’s characters.
Watch out FOX and David Smith, NBC has announced that there'll soon be a second "Joe" airing on Monday nights. Following on the heels of The Next Joe Millionaire's premiere on Monday, October 20, NBC has announced that NBC's own six episode twisted Average Joe take on the reality relationship show genre will premiere on Monday, November 3 at 10PM ET.
Want to see how some rich kids live? And no, we're not talking about the silly situation that involves sticking Paris Hilton out in the boondocks -- you'll have to wait until December for that. We're referring to MTV’s latest venture into reality TV, it's new eight episode “Rich Girls” series that will premiere October 28 at 10:30 PM ET.
CBS has released the full roster of former Big Brother contestants, as well as an episode airdate, for their previously announced special Big Brother-themed episode of the network's Yes, Dear, Monday night comedy. Airing on Monday, October 20 at 8PM ET, the Yes, Dear, episode will see Jimmy (played by Mike O'Malley) disqualified as contestant from the "Big Brother" house as a result of Greg’s (Anthony Clark) shenanigans.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC will air two special showings of Fear Factor during November sweeps in an effort to improve its demographics (especially in adults 18-34) and blunt other networks' programming.
Starting Friday, October 10 at 8PM ET, home improvement gets competitive when TBS Superstation pits three teams of amateur home remodelers against each other in the new reality series House Rules, presented by Lowe's. The series, which will result in one team winning the deed to the home they've renovated, is hosted by Mark L. Walberg (Temptation Island.)
TLC's Trading Spaces is going upscale for an episode -- the network has announced it will air an one-time two-hour "$100,000 Challenge" on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at 8PM EST.