Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - October 2004
CBS's rescheduled 'The Amazing Race 6' lands weeknight time period, resurgent series to premiere November 16October 20, 2004
As we first speculated over a month ago, CBS announced today that its baseball themed Clubhouse drama has officially been sent down to the minor leagues to make way for the broadcast of The Amazing Race 6. The sixth edition of the two-time Emmy Award winning reality series will debut on Tuesday, November 16 at 9PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere and then air weekly on Tuesdays at 9PM.
It looks like another Fox copycat of an upcoming ABC reality series will once again beat the ABC series that inspired it to the airwaves. Fox has announced that Nanny 911, the "nanny to the rescue" series that it picked up after losing out to ABC in the bidding for the American rights to Britain's Supernanny series, will premiere Wednesday, November 3 at 9PM ET/PT.
If you enjoy reality hoax shows, happy days are here. In addition to the My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss and Ashton Kutcher-hosted You've Got A Friend programs that Fox and MTV will be premiering in the next few weeks, NBC has announced that it is also getting into the act with a three-episode The $25 Million Dollar Hoax reality series airing in November.
ABC has announced that it will be bringing its struggling fall The Benefactor reality series to an early end, but, perhaps being mindful of the criticism that NBC took last week when it decided to pull its Last Comic Standing series off the air with only one episode remaining, the network won't suddenly yank the series off the air midway through its run -- instead the originally planned eight-episode series will be truncated to six episodes.
Apparently not simply satisfied with canceling Last Comic Standing 3 with only its finale episode left air and then keeping both its producers and viewers in the dark as to when the suddenly uncanceled finale would actually air, NBC has now decided to hurl one final insult at the program that NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly was lauding as a "hot show" and a "success story" just months ago.
In a transparent quest for additional viewers, NBC-Universal has announced that beginning Tuesday, October 14 its CNBC business news cable channel, already benefiting from its twice-weekly repeats of NBC's current The Apprentice 2 broadcasts, will also begin broadcasting weekly telecasts of the Blow Out hair salon startup series that aired on the media conglomerate's Bravo network earlier this summer.
Overcoming a clash with last month's Hurricane Ivan that resulted in the evacuation of its marooned castaways and brought a temporary halt to filming, TBS's The Real Gilligan's Island, a reality show remake of the classic 1960's sitcom, has wrapped production and will premiere as previously scheduled on Tuesday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT
NBC cancels the third edition of its Emmy-nominated 'Last Comic Standing' with only one episode to goOctober 7, 2004
If only Last Comic Standing hadn't lost the Emmy....
Couldn't get enough of this past winter's hit My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé reality spoof show? Then you'll probably want to check out My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, an upcoming new Fox reality hoax series from the same producers. Filmed under the working title of Big Shot and leaked by NBC Entertainment president Jeff Zucker back in May, My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss will premiere on Sunday, November 7 at 9PM and follow twelve eager young entrepreneurs as they compete in a The Apprentice-like reality show that is actually an elaborate hoax.
Move over Tyra Banks, there's a new supermodel competition hitting the airwaves. Bravo's new Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model, a male takeoff of Tyra's popular America's Next Top Model UPN series, hosted by Carmen Electra, will premiere Wednesday, October 13 at 10PM ET/PT.
Fox has KO'd its own The Next Great Champ reality boxing series, announcing that despite its previous announcement, the low rated series will not be returning to the airwaves after a short two-week hiatus. Instead, the network has cancelled all future broadcasts of the series, with the remaining six episodes of the ten episode series now scheduled for broadcast on the media conglomerate's Fox Sports Net network of regional cable sports channels.