Reality TV Airdate Schedule News - September 2004
If you have been super-sized, NBC claims it might be able to help you.
What do you get when you follow the lives of eight high school students, building narratives out of their real-life everyday problems, for months? MTV calls it a "reality drama." Others might call it a "docusoap."
Both Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety report that NBC is contemplating delaying its launch of the new Mark Burnett/DreamWorks SKG boxing reality show The Contender to January from its planned November debut.
Oscar de la Hoya found himself helpless against a bigger and stronger opponent in the ring this weekend. After three weeks, his Fox reality series The Next Great Champ is finding itself in similar straits in the ratings wars.
Nothing has ever seemed to come easy for Race fans, and despite the dominating ratings performance of this summer's The Amazing Race 5, it turns out that once TAR5 ends next week, Race fans are going to have to wait at least a month to get their TAR fix back.
Having already announced plans for a Queer Eye For The Straight Girl spinoff, Bravo is now looking to accomplish what's perhaps the ultimate Holy Grail of international television licensing -- turning an overseas version of a hit American series into a popular American series of its own. Beginning tonight, Wednesday, September 1, Bravo will begin running episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: UK at 10PM ET/PT.