Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - July 2002
The Hollywood Reporter reports that ABC is getting a little more mileage of "The Bachelor," creating a behind-the-scenes special about the reality dating series that's to run on sister network ABC Family. The six-part miniseries, titled "The Bachelor: Special Edition," will run six consecutive nights from August 11-16th.
ABC has announced that it will debut its new 'The Dating Experiment' reality romance series on Tuesday, August 13 at 9 PM EST. Hector Elizondo will narrate the show. In the show, complete strangers give up all control of their lives for two weeks to be ruled by a mysterious diary, all in the hopes of finding true love. The series will premiere with two back-to-back episodes, "The Triangle - Part 1" and "The Triangle - Part 2," TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. and 9:30-10:00 p.m., ET, respectively),
ABC has announced its fall premiere dates and the second season of 'The Bachelor' will premiere on Wednesday, September 25th at 9PM EST. ABC will air three eight-episode arcs of the reality series. The first and last arcs, like the original, will feature single bachelors. As previously reported, the middle arc will be called 'The Bachelorette' and feature Trista Rehn, the 29-year-old physical therapist from the first season
NBC has announced that Playboy's "Playmate Extreme Team" of six centerfolds will compete in a special edition of the hit NBC game show airing Augist 5th. The "Extreme Team" consists of Danelle Folta (Miss April 1995, Shanna Moakler (Miss December 2001), Daphnee Lynn Duplaix (Miss July 1997), Deanna Broooks (Miss May 1998), Stacy Fuson (Miss February 1999) and Jennifer Walcott (Miss August 2001).
Zap2It.com reports that MTV has announced that Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be featured in the network's reality show, 'Making the Band II.' Production of the series will begin later this month in New York City. The half-hour show will document the creation of a mainstream hip hop/R&B group, starting with the audition process working up to a record deal, all under the guidance of P. Diddy himself.
CBS president and CEO Les Moonves announced during the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena today that 'The Amazing Race 3,' will premiere Wednesday, October 2nd.
CBS president and CEO Les Moonves announced during the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena today that "Survivor: Thailand," will debut on Thursday, September 19th at 8PM EST.
In an apparent attempt to leverage the stellar summer ratings of 'Dog Eat Dog' as a launchpad for another new reality series, NBC has decided to move the airdate of the premiere episode of their new 'Meet My Folks' program from its previously announced 8PM Wednesday July 17th premiere date to Monday, July 22nd at 10PM. The move will allow the program to utilize the evening's 9PM episode of 'Dog Eat Dog' as another strong reality-based lead-in.
Zap2It.com reports that NBC has changed the name of its upcoming hour-long dating show from "Single Guys" to "Love Shack." As announced earlier, the producers are searching for contestants, and are now considering videotaped auditions from anywhere in the United States.
Bravo has given a second season of "The It Factor" the go ahead for a 13-episode run to begin in January.
Zap2It.com reports that E! has announced that 'The Anna Nicole Smith Show' will premiere Sunday, Auguest 4th at 10 p.m. ET on E!
Recognizable reality TV stars such as Richard Hatch and Susan Hawk of 'Survivor' are among a roster of fellow alternative celebrities who will compete in a special edition of the hit NBC game show 'Dog Eat Dog' airing Monday, July 15 (8-9 p.m. ET). Brooke Burns ('Baywatch') hosts this series that’s played before an in-studio audience and combines extreme stunts and outrageous dares with smarts and strategy.
Recognizable reality TV stars such as Richard Hatch and Susan Hawk of 'Survivor' are among a roster of fellow alternative celebrities who will compete in a special edition of the hit NBC game show 'Dog Eat Dog' airing Monday, July 15 (8-9 p.m. ET). Brooke Burns ('Baywatch') hosts this series thatís played before an in-studio audience and combines extreme stunts and outrageous dares with smarts and strategy.