Fox Reality reveals additional 'Gimme My Reality Show!' cast identities
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/11/2008
Fox Reality Channel has revealed the identities of three additional celebrity reality show retreads who will compete on Gimme My Reality Show!, a new reality competition series that will follow the group of D-listers as they battle for their chance to shine with their own show.
Joining the Gimme My Reality Show! cast are former American Idol first-season finalist, The Surreal Life third-season housemate and Battle of the Network Reality Stars contestant Ryan Starr; former O.J. Simpson houseguest Kato Kaelin; and former The Anna Nicole Show interior decorator Bobby Trendy.
They'll join Gimme My Reality Show!'s three previously announced participants -- former Baywatch actress, The Surreal Life, Celebrity BootCamp and U.K. Celebrity Big Brother2006 participant Traci Bingham; Project Runway second-season runner-up Santino Rice; and former Breaking Bonaduce co-star Gretchen Bonaduce.
"After our initial cast announcement for Gimme My Reality Show! the flood of interest from reality TV's celebrity community was overwhelming," said Fox Reality Channel programming executive Bob Boden, "We chose unique personalities from a wide variety of popular reality shows, who will surely deliver entertaining television."
In addition to the six aforementioned participants, Gimme My Reality Show! will feature one more yet-to-be-announced contestant. When reached on Friday, a Fox Reality Channel publicist told Reality TV World the network is "very close" to signing the seventh cast member, and an announcement could come "anytime."
Gimme My Reality Show! will premiere Saturday, October 11 at midnight and will be hosted by George Gray, who has previously helmed everything from Discovery Channel's Junkyard Wars and HGTV's What's With That House? to NBC's The Weakest Link and $25 Million Dollar Hoax.
The celebrities featured on Gimme My Reality Show! will be pitted against each other in various challenges before being judged by a panel of yet-to-be-announced reality producers, executives and former reality stars.
However Gimme My Reality Show!'s ultimate winner will be determined by a studio audience during the show's finale broadcast on November 4. The winner will receive his or her own Fox Reality Channel show that will debut next year.
The four-episode series is produced by Natural 9 Entertainment.