Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - December 2003
The WB has announced that the second installment of The Surreal Life, will premiere on Sunday, January 11 from 9-10 PM ET. And unlike last season's thirty-minute episodes, each episode of the six-episode series will be a full hour in length
We'll say one thing for the Rocket Science Labs production company folks -- they certainly are persistent. Fresh on the heels of this fall's Rocket Science-produced The Next Joe Millionaire bomb, as well as Spring 2003's abysmal Married By America, Rocket Science Laboratories and FOX have announced My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé, their latest unscripted series concept which will premiere on FOX on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 9-10 PM ET.
So much for those plans to quietly fade out of the spotlight immediately after their nationally televised wedding. FTD, Inc., the Official Floral Company of the Tournament of Roses, has announced that they've enlisted Bachelorette newlyweds Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter to ride on -- what else -- a New Year's Day Tournament of Roses parade float containing a record-breaking 100,000 roses.
ABC has announced that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the home renovation spin-off of the network's successful Extreme Makeover program which premiered with a one-shot special in early December, will return to the ABC broadcast lineup as a weekly series beginning on Sunday, February 15 at 8-9 PM ET.
Ryan Seacrest will help ring in the New Year when he returns for a second year to host the 90-minute music spectacular featuring previously announced performances from Ashanti, Metallica, Puddle of Mudd, Hootie and the Blowfish, Keith Urban, DJ Funkmaster Flex and rap artists Westside Connection on America's Party, airing live from the Venetian Resort Hotel-Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 31 live from 11:00 PM -12:30 AM ET (tape delayed elsewhere.)
Ever wonder what happens to the Extreme Makeover candidates after the cameras stop rolling and they return to their former lives? Who has maintained their new looks? And how have their lives changed? Well you can stop wondering -- ABC has announced that on January 7 it will be airing a special that you won't want to miss -- Life After Extreme Makeover.
Take a pinch of Temptation Island, mix in a touch of Dog Eat Dog, and add a heavy dose of Fear Factor, and what do you have -- NBC's new seven episode million dollar Couples Fear Factor series.
Possible song choice for a duet between American Idol finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard: Irving Berlin's "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better".
NBC has announced that double platinum recording artist and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken will make his acting debut as a singing star when he "pops" up as himself on an episode of NBC's Ed that is scheduled for broadcast in late January.
FOX has announced a change to its previously announced upcoming January American Idol 3 premiere, with the first two-hour episode of the program's originally planned two-night/three-hour premiere now having been broken into two one-hour consecutive night broadcasts due to concerns regarding a potential presidential address conflict.
FOX might only have seven episodes of The Simple Life to broadcast and already be scrambling to produce a sequel to the series, but clearly that's not stopping the ratings-starved network from milking the existing episodes of the new hit reality series for as much as they can.
For all the Canadians who've been saying "I wish we had our own skanky Temptation Island/Paradise Hotel-type show," their wait is officially over.
Hot on the heels of its currently airing hit Average Joe series, NBC has announced that it will premiere Average Joe: Hawaii, the second installment of the series, on Monday, January 5 (10-11 PM ET).