Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - June 2004
With NBC's Next Action Star continuing to draw poor ratings at 8PM on Tuesdays while its 9PM lead-out Last Comic Standing has been setting series ratings records, NBC has decided to do some schedule swapping, moving Next Action Star to Wednesdays at 8PM and the Wednesday time period's previously planned Last Comic Standing encore broadcasts to Tuesdays at 8PM.
MTV has announced that The Ashlee Simpson Show, a reality series that will follow Jessica Simpson's younger sister Ashlee as she attempts to make the jump from teen actress to pop star, will premiere Wednesday, June 16th at 10:30PM ET/PT.
MTV has announced that the third season of Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, the series that follows pop couple Jessica Simpson and Nick Lackey's perpetual television honeymoon, will premiere on Wednesday, June 16 at 10PM ET/PT.
What do you do if you're a fledging network with no new summer reality programming to broadcast? If you're UPN, then apparently you try and air rebroadcasts of the first season of America's Next Top Model, your breakout reality hit that set all-time network ratings records in its recently completed second season but wasn't nearly as popular with audiences during its initial 2003 season.
CBS has announced that The Simple Life 2 star Paris Hilton will make her long-delayed first appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday, June 14.
In addition to releasing the names, photos, and biographical information of the thirteen women and bachelor who will be appearing on the second edition of its Who Wants To Marry My Dad? series, NBC has announced that the program's debut will be delayed by a week, premiering Monday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT instead of the originally announced June 14 date.
Road Rules will kick off its thirteenth season of adventure on Monday, June 7th when MTV airs the half-hour season premiere of Road Rules X-TREME at 10PM ET/PT.
How important was executive producer Mark Burnett to the success of NBC's The Restaurant? Beginning June 8, we'll have a chance to find out.
The only thing that's certain in television scheduling is this: nothing stays the same for very long.