Tuesday, May 31, 2005

QUEER EYE Kicks Offs Third Season On June 7

In its third season, the Emmy Award-winning Bravo favorite, QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY, kicks off with a shortened title and an emphasis on more emotionally driven storytelling pegged to the straight guys' unique situations. Now titled simply QUEER EYE, the new season is set to premiere Tuesday, June 7 at 10 PM ET/PT.

"The new abbreviated title for the series is a nod to the show´s status in the world of pop culture," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "QUEER EYE has become part of our everyday vernacular."

Season three kicks off as the Fab 5 (Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Ted Allen) take on five of the world famous Red Sox (Kevin Millar, Johnny Damon, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield and Doug Mirabelli) and try to reverse their curse of bad style. The QUEER EYE guys descend on Red Sox spring training and turn the stadium´s press room into a spa, complete with scented candles, a pedicure station, and a separate fashion area. Each player is outfitted with a new look and treated to an assortment of services including massages, pedicures, hair highlights and even a little back waxing! The Fab 5 also teams with the players´ wives - Jeanna Millar, Michelle Damon, Karen Varitek, Stacy Wakefield and Kristin Mirabelli - to help the community raise money for some Florida little leaguers to re-build their baseball fields that were severely damaged by Hurricane Charley. These future all-stars are given the surprise of their lives when they are invited to play a couple of innings at the stadium with the Red Sox and the Fab 5!

The Fab 5 continue to work their make-better magic on straight men throughout the season, with new installments that will make viewers laugh and cry in the same breath.

"We´ve put the spotlight on some intriguing subjects this season, ordinary people who´ve done extraordinary deeds as well as people who have an amazing outlook on life, but a challengingly poor sense of style." This season we´ve stepped things up a notch by focusing on compelling personal stories that will make this appointment television at its best."

Highlights include:
* Lee, a stay-at-home super dad to his eight foster children.
* Hector, a war veteran injured in Iraq, who returns home and adjusts to life in a wheelchair.
* Paulo, a new father of two-year-old quintuplets.
* Gary, a cystic fibrosis survivor who, against the medical odds, is about to celebrate his 40th birthday with the help of good friend, Boomer Esiason.

GOING HOLLYWOOD - A New Reality TV Series on TLC

In TLC´s GOING HOLLYWOOD, an eight- part series slated to premiere this fall, young entertainment industry hopefuls are thrown into the show business fire as each is chosen for a high- profile Hollywood internship with some of entertainment´s biggest stars. But before they live the high life, they have to start at the bottom. The respective companies of Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, legendary producer Robert Evans and hip-hop star/actor Method Man will host these young interns in GOING HOLLYWOOD.

In each hour-long episode, GOING HOLLYWOOD shows what it takes to break into the business. Through our interns, the series delves into the day-to-day business of being an A-list celebrity in Los Angeles -- not just the red carpets, the parties, the interviews and the movies, but what it takes to be successful in film, television, music and online. Each intern will work for his/her mentor´s companies, including The Robert Evans Company (Robert Evans), TriggerStreet.com/Trigger Street Productions (Kevin Spacey) and Method Man Enterprises (Method Man).

"The Hollywood featured in GOING HOLLYWOOD is a place few have seen, and is a refreshing take on what we all believe constitutes ´celebrity,´" said David Abraham, executive vice president and general manager, TLC. "Beyond the glamorous premieres and jet-set travel is a world where grit, ambition and, above all, hard work, are the stuff that dreams are made of. TLC will bring viewers that world, where success comes only at the price of sweat."

Followed every waking hour, seven days a week, the GOING HOLLYWOOD interns are under the microscope of Hollywood´s top power brokers. They struggle with the stressful demands of their new jobs and their new city in one of the most competitive professions in the world, all the while dealing with the high drama and personality conflicts inherent in living with other people. The whims of Hollywood can be demanding, fickle, outlandish, lavish and unpredictable... will these interns be up to it?

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the tearful to the hilarious, these ambitious amateurs will endure it all. Their journey through the Hollywood high life will balance out with the reality of an intern´s life -- a box-sized apartment that they will all share. Will they have what it takes to survive the cutthroat world of show business? Three interns are GOING HOLLYWOOD ... but how many will be staying?

Friday, May 27, 2005

ABC To Premiere A New Reality Series BRAT CAMP

What would you do with a teen that curses at you, breaks the law in your house and doesn´t listen to anything you say?

That´s the dilemma facing six families with out-of-control teenagers in ABC´s new reality series, BRAT CAMP announced yesterday to premiere with a two-hour special broadcast, Wednesday, July 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

The six families make that tough choice and decide to send their kids to Sagewalk Wilderness Therapy Camp, a boot camp-style program in the wilds of Oregon, in the desperate hope that, once it´s over, they will get back the children they once knew and loved.

Bravo´s Much Anticipated Unscripted Series BEING BOBBY BROWN Premieres Thursday, June 30

Bravo´s much-anticipated unscripted series BEING BOBBY BROWN premieres Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and will be followed immediately by episode two at 10:30 p.m. The eight-episode, half-hour series is an introspective look at the Grammy-winning Bobby Brown, and his life as a husband, father, and friend. His own wife dubbed him the "King of R&B" and this is their royal story told from Brown´s heart. This real-life "fly-on-the-wall" look at Bobby Brown´s world will reveal deeply personal moments that vary from humorous to heartwarming and which are, at times, emotionally charged.

"This summer, Bravo launches nine new original series, each providing a distinct take on an aspect of pop culture, the arts and entertainment," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "Bobby Brown, by virtue of his music, fame and high profile family relationships, is a pop culture icon, whose life is played out in the media daily. This series deconstructs his public persona and provides a true 360 degree look at what his private life is like."

BEING BOBBY BROWN will follow Brown and the rest of his immediate and extended family over the course of six months. Shot documentary-style, the series will reveal the close bonds Bobby has with his wife and children and unveil what his life is like both in the spotlight and behind closed doors. The series will show Brown as a family man and husband, apart from the front-page scandals and allegations that have plagued, and at times overshadowed, his successful music career. Viewers also get a deep look into Brown´s relationships with his wife, Whitney Houston, their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and La Princia and Bobby, Jr., his children from a previous relationship. BEING BOBBY BROWN will also uncover the direction Brown intends to take his career and introduce the important role that his brother and manager, Tommy Brown, plays as "his brother´s keeper" in his work and his life.

Over the course of the series, viewers will experience the highs and lows of BEING BOBBY BROWN, from the highs of traveling with the Browns on their family vacation to London where Bobby meets the Dalai Llama to a trip to the Bahamas where Bobby and family seek peace and personal time together. Private moments will also be shared including a romantic day date with Bobby and Whitney at a spa, as well as their love of food from dining on steaks at fine restaurants to eating flapjacks at the local pancake house. Equally balanced will be the low points of Bobby´s life, including one of many visits to the courtroom.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

With Little Fanfare - Fox Reality Channel Launched

With little fanfare yesterday, the Fox Reality Channel was launched yesterday.

The new television channel, which was first announced approximately a year ago, will air repeats of reality TV shows like JOE MILLIONAIRE, EXTREME DATING, LAST COMIC STANDING and LOVE CRUISE and COPS.

At this time, none of the higher profile shows like SURVIVOR, AMERICAN IDOL or THE AMAZING RACE have signed on to be shown on the new channel.

According to Fox Reality, over 18.5 million subscribers will be able to view the new channel in it´s first year. This includes viewers from satellite provider DirectTV and cable providers Adelphia Communications and Insight Communications.

Monday, May 23, 2005

CBS Accepting Applications For THE AMAZING RACE 9

CBS has announced that they are now accepting applications for THE AMAZING RACE 9

Millions of viewers will watch as Teams, each with a pre-existing relationship, race around the world in THE AMAZING RACE. Never knowing where they´ll go next or what they´ll have to do once there, these Teams and their relationships will be put to the ultimate test as they´ll have to work together to stay ahead of the rest. One by one, Teams will be eliminated, and in the end the first Team to cross the finish line will win a cool million dollars!

To apply for THE AMAZING RACE, you must complete the application form and follow the instructions.

For More details go to http://www.realitytvwebsite.com/news052305.html

CBS Announces Return Of Two Reality Shows To Fall Schedule

CBS has announced that two reality TV Shows will return back to the fall schedule

The first show is SURVIVOR GUATEMALA which will stay in it´s original time slot at 8:00 PM EST on Thursday nights

Also returning this fall with be THE AMAZING RACE 8 which will also stay in it´s original time slot at 9:00 PM EST on Tuesday evenings.

THE AMAZING RACE 8 series this time around will be a special family edition, where teams of four (including some kids) will compete for a million dollars.

Premiere dates for either show have not yet been announced.

Friday, May 20, 2005

MTV Announces Casting Call For Concern Parents And Troubled Young Couples

Can´t stand your girlfriend's parents? Hate the person your kid dates? Do your parents not approve?

Want to find out if they´re right or prove them wrong?

Here is YOUR chance... If ALL of you live in Southern California & you´re at least 18...

Please email a JPEG PHOTO of yourself including a short paragraph that provides the following information and answers the questions below.

JPEG PHOTO must be included to be contacted for an audition.

First & Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Your address/city/state/zip:
Phone Number:

1. How long have you/they been dating?
2. Could you ALL be available for 3 non-consecutive days of shooting this spring/summer at short notice?
3. Do you ALL live in Southern California?
4. Tell us ALL about the current relationship/situationŠthe good, the bad, and the ugly...
5. Why do you think you would be great on the show?

In the subject line of your email, please provide this information in the following order: YOUR NAME, YOUR AGE, & CITY/STATE. (Example: Subject: John Dough, 22, Glendale, CA, or Subject: Jane Dough, 21, Beverly Hills, CA etc.)

SEND YOUR EMAIL TO MTV Casting Associate Producer:
(310) 907-2350 call for details

ABC Announces Casting Call For MIRACLE WORKERS

ABC Television, Dreamworks SKG, and Medmiracle Productions, Inc. are about to film a show that will feature cutting edge treatments and surgeries by top specialists for people whose lives are severely altered by illness or injury.

Looking for innovative, compassionate Medical Experts skilled at creating or implementing advanced medical solutions. Seeking the Best of the Best! Doctors, Surgeons, Specialists, Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists and Advanced Medical Students.

To nominate yourself or someone else, copy and paste this application into the body of an email and email it to:


Please include as many details as possible:

Name, age, contact numbers, picture, curriculum vitae, any news publications or awards, hospital affiliations.

THE NEVADA PASSAGE Made-for-TV Adventure Competition Gets Underway in Las Vegas

THE NEVADA PASSAGE Made-for-TV Adventure Competition Gets Underway in Las Vegas

Twenty athletes from 11 states have converged in Nevada to participate in The Nevada Passage, a made-for-television, multi-sport adventure competition that begins in Las Vegas Thursday and travels across the state over six days, concluding in Reno on May 24.

The amateur athletes, paired into 10 male-female teams by profession will compete in six outdoor athletic challenges in six days at six different locations. Their experiences will be filmed and then edited into a one-hour reality television program to be syndicated and broadcast in more than 80 U.S. markets between Aug. 1, 2005, and Feb. 28, 2006. The program will air primarily daytimes during weekends, when sports program viewership typically is highest.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), which initiated the event, expects the program to reach at least 2 million television viewers, showing them a ruggedly beautiful landscape made for adventure, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt, NCOT chair, said.

"THE NEVADA PASSAGE will reshape many travelers´ perceptions about Nevada by demonstrating that our diverse outdoor landscapes are just as awe-inspiring as our famous 24-hour cities," Hunt said. "Viewers will see places in Nevada they may never have known existed and be able to picture themselves experiencing their own adventures."

THE NEVADA PASSAGE begins with rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and jet skiing on Lake Mead, both near Las Vegas - four-wheel driving in the high desert near Ely, biking in Lamoille Canyon near Elko, sandboarding at Sand Mountain near Fallon and kayaking on the Truckee River Whitewater Park in downtown Reno. After each day of competition, the teams will travel to the site of the next day´s event.

"Televising The Nevada Passage will broaden our appeal to potential visitors and outdoor enthusiasts and help brand the state as an adventure destination," Bruce Bommarito, NCOT executive director, said. "The three Nevada athletes know that this state is a premier location for outdoor adventure, but we expect that the wide variety of adventure attractions will come as a surprise to many of the visiting athletes and TV viewers."

Each team will compete in all six sports, and the team with the most points will receive a trophy from the Lt. Governor during an awards ceremony at downtown Reno´s Wingfield Park Amphitheater at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

Three Nevada residents are among the athletes that TEAM Unlimited, the Hawaii-based company that is producing The Nevada Passage, selected for the competition: Tom Lyons and Kent Robison, both lifelong residents of Reno, and Susan Hughes of Incline Village. Other states represented in THE NEVADA PASSAGE are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

To emphasize that Nevada´s adventures are accessible to people of different ages and interests, TEAM Unlimited selected athletes age 25 to 57 representing a variety of professions, including bartending, finance, law, aviation, medicine, news media, firefighting, and business.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

NBC Announces Reality Show THREE WISHES To Fall Schedule

This fall, the NBC lineup will includes a new unscripted series, THREE WISHES which will be shown on Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET) and hosted by popular recording artist Amy Grant.

This hour-long, unscripted series in which Amy Grant leads a team of experts to a small town to "grant" wishes to help make the hopes and unbelievable dreams of deserving people come true. Viewers will follow some of the town folks´ deeply personal and heartwarming stories as Grant and her team transform these hopes into a life-changing reality.

The full spectrum of wishes ranges from paying tribute to an unsung hero to helping a despairing family in the grip of a loved one´s life-threatening medical crisis. Additional "wish" examples include: tearful reunions with long-lost relatives, living out a mind-blowing sports fantasy, and helping to save a dedicated teacher´s job

CBS Announces Casting Call For SURVIVOR GUATEMALA

CBS has announced a casting call the eleventh edition of the Survivor franchise called SURVIVOR GUATEMALA

On the offical SURVIVOR Website at CBS.com, the casting call states "A new group of Americans will experience trials and tribulations as they are eliminated one by one from yet another SURVIVOR program. The Sole Survivor will win $1,000,000".

For more details, log onto http://www.realitytvwebsite.com/news051805.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

NBC Announces Fall Schedule With THE APPRENTICE MARTHA STEWART On The Card

NBC has announced their fall lineup which will included the new unscripted series, THE APPRENTICE MARTHA STEWART.

THE APPRENTICE MARTHA STEWART, which is scheduled to be shown on Wednesdays nights (8-9 p.m. ET), will retain the general format of the original alternative series, including weekly eliminations; however, the style and feel of this new show will be tailored to Martha Stewart´s personality and brand identity.

The tasks will be centered around Stewart´s areas of expertise - media, home renovation, entertaining, design, merchandising, technology and style. Stewart will bring her own sensibilities and creativity to the elimination process which will feature two of her most trusted colleagues who help her make the decision each week.

Mark Burnett is creator and executive producer of THE APPRENTICE MARTHA STEWART. Donald J. Trump and Jay Bienstock are also executive producers.

SURVIVOR PALAU Items Up For Auction On eBAY

The real life sharks circling in the Pacific Ocean are no match for the most competitive and calculating castaways the CBS-TV adventure series Survivor has ever seen. On May 15, the world will discover which scheming, schmoozing and sharklike competitor on SURVIVOR PALAU will earn the coveted million-dollar prize and the title of "Ultimate Survivor." And once again, fans can be part of the action. SURVIVOR PALAU has partnered with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to offer exclusive props and memorabilia from the show on eBay, The World´s Online Marketplace®. The charity listings will run on eBay from May 15 through May 28. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation to help create a healthier future for children worldwide.

"We are so pleased that we are able to offer the props from SURVIVOR PALAU to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation," said Survivor executive producer and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation board member Mark Burnett. "Each time someone bids on props or memorabilia from Survivor, they are ensuring a healthier future for children all over the world. I am proud that the Survivor series has been able to help raise awareness of the Foundation´s critical efforts and provide vital funding. To date the partnership has raised more than $1.3 million."

Outbid Other SURVIVOR PALAU Fans to Own a Piece of the Game

SURVIVOR PALAU began with the 20 contestants racing to shore for an impromptu Immunity Challenge, just the opening chapter of a season that featured broken alliances, swimming with dolphins and even requests to be ousted from the island. Survivors matched their wits on the nation of Palau, a 400-mile long archipelago and one of the "Seven Underwater Wonders of the World," which provided an amazing backdrop for the competition. Now, there´s just one last challenge, this time facing SURVIVOR PALAU fans - Compete to own more than 300 one-of-a-kind items from the hit show. Just a few of the prized souvenirs available for auction include:

* Immunity necklace and immunity idol
* The SURVIVOR PALAU Voting Urn, containing the decisive final votes
* Koror and Ulong tribal flags and banners
* Exclusive signed memorabilia from the castaways
* Original props and puzzles from challenges
* And more!

For A Winning Bid, Log Onto eBay SURVIVOR Auction
The charity auctions will run on eBay from Sunday, May 15 through Sunday, May 28, with new items added daily. All proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Second APPRENTICE Winner Kelly Perdew Works in Small, Windowless Office Next to the Assistant to Donald Trump´s Wife

As the winner of the second APPRENTICE, Kelly Perdew should be in line for a top job in the Trump organization. But you´d never know that from his office, reports Associate Editor Ramin Setoodeh in the May 23 issue of NEWSWEEK (on newsstands Monday, May 16). Perdew´s desk is in a small, windowless space next to the assistant to Donald Trump´s wife, Melania (Perdew has no assistant). The walls are bare, except for a dry-erase board and a U.S. map, stuck with pins marking the distributors he´s signed to buy his boss´s new line of bottled water, Trump Ice.

Spend some time with winners of the first two seasons of APPRENTICE and the reality of this reality show becomes clear - the apprentices´ $250,000-a-year gigs are less about climbing the corporate ladder, and more about using their APPRENTICE celebrity to promote Trump, reports Setoodeh. "It's a little bit too much to ask someone to be the president of an $800 million building when they haven´t had that kind of experience," says Trump.

Perdew´s calendar is filled with many distractions -- speeches to entrepreneurs about Trump and THE APPRENTICE, deadlines for writing a book about how the military teaches business skills, and acting in an ad for the Department of Defense. Bill Rancic, the first season´s winner who was ostensibly put in charge of the $800 million "Chicago: Trump Tower" project, seems to spend as much of his time reliving his TV star turn, too, reports Setoodeh. He´ll warm up a crowd of real-estate brokers or potential buyers by talking about THE APPRENTICE then the marketing team takes over to talk specifics.

The full article is available at www.Newsweek.com

Two New Teams of Castaways Hit the Beach in Second Season THE REAL GILLIGANS ISLAND

Two New Teams of Castaways Hit the Beach in Second Season THE REAL GILLIGANS ISLAND

TBS, has unveiled the cast for its second season of THE REAL GILLIGAN´S ISLAND, one of cable´s most popular reality series. Hosted by Scott Lasky, the series sets sail for another season of comedy, outrageous competitions and island hook-ups Wednesday, June 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

THE REAL GILLIGAN´S ISLAND, which was cast from a nationwide search, features two real-life skippers, two first mates, two millionaire couples, two movie stars, two farm girls and two professors. The castaways must work together, as the original castaways did in the 1960s sitcom, to get off the island. In each episode, the two teams must face off against each other in themed competitions, some based on situations from the original series.

The following are the cast members for the second season of THE REAL GILLIGAN´S ISLAND, which promises more romantic hook-ups, tenuous alliances and bitter rivalries

The Gingers

Ginger Angie Everhart graced the covers of Elle and Glamour by the age of 18. She then made the transition from runway to screen when she co-starred in THE LAST ACTION HERO and JADE. Her other movie credits include BORDELLO OF BLOOD and ANOTHER 9 1/2 WEEKS, while her television roles include the series UC UNDERCOVER, the miniseries FIRST TO DIE and the television movies BUG´S and THE HOLLYWOOD MOM´s MYSTERY. A native of Akron, Ohio, Everhart enjoys horseback riding and extreme sports. She is also passionate about children´s charities and environmental causes.

Ginger Erika Eleniak made her big-screen debut as the little girl who kisses Henry Thomas in E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. Her breakout role, however, came in the action-adventure hit UNDER SIEGE, followed by THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, CHASER, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD, GIRL IN A CADILLAC AND A PYROMANIAC´S LOVE STORY. Her television work includes two years on BAYWATCH and a recurring role in BROOKLYN SOUTH. For TBS, she starred in the television movie CHRISTMAS RUSH. She recently appeared in such independent films as BETRAYAL and THE OPPONENT.

The Gilligans

Gilligan Shawn Manning is a 24-year-old Quincy, Mass., resident who mans the door at a marina nightclub in Boston. Although he´s never owned a boat, he has never hesitated taking girls onto his friends´ boats and pretending he´s the captain. Also employed as a personal assistant to a professional football player, Shawn counts sports as one of his two greatest passions. The other is women.

Gilligan Zac Turney is a 24-year-old cabana towel boy for a hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. He considers himself the world´s biggest optimist, collects comic books and is a total music junkie. Easygoing and energetic, Zac also has the uncanny ability to climb trees like a monkey.

The Skippers

Skipper Ken Callen is a 47-year-old retired U.S. Navy officer, so he knows his way around a ship. A resident of Chesapeake, Va., he brings to the island a host of survival skills he learned in military training and the Boy Scouts. He credits the Skipper on the original series as being one of the major reasons he joined the Navy in the first place.

Skipper "Crazy" Charlie Albert is 50 years old and lives and works in the swamps of Springfield, La. For the past 25 years, he has been the harbormaster and owner of the Blood River Landing Marina. Charlie has crewed and skippered on three boats from the Panama Canal to Alaska. In his spare time, he enjoys wrestling alligators.

The Millionaires and Their Wives

Millionaires Jim (47) and Donna (42) Bounce live in Las Vegas. Jim is the president of Millionaire Corporation, which publishes Millionaire and Billionaire magazines, among other enterprises. He also owns two real estate companies. Donna is a vice president of an escrow and title company and owner of Bounce Fashions.

Millionaires Howard Schur (59) and Melissa Jones (33) are engaged to be married and live, appropriately enough, in Purchase, N.Y. Howard works as a banker and financial consultant and loves to fly his own plane around the country. Melissa is a sales director and has a degree in musical theater. Howard likes to take care of everything, and Melissa likes to be taken care of.

The Professors

Professor Tiy-E Muhammad is a 35-year-old professor of psychology and human sexuality at the Atlanta University Center. Known as the Love Doctor, he has shared his advice about love and sexuality on numerous television and radio programs and has written two books on relationships. This part-time hair model has recently set his sensual spoken poetry to music on the album Ladies in Paradise.

Professor Andy Schuler is a 40-year-old assistant professor of environmental engineering at Duke University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Andrew specializes in water chemistry and has developed a new method for measuring and removing bacteria from water. He´s also a member of the International Water Association. Andrew loves backpacking, rafting and playing the guitar.

The Mary Anns

Mary Ann Randi Silvers is 23 years old and hails from rural Edwardsville, Kansas (pop. 4,400). She works as a waitress. For fun, she enjoys driving to Kansas City. Randi is also a trained lifeguard and a bikini model. She has three younger brothers, so she´s used to watching over a wild bunch with a firm hand.

Mary Ann Mandy Weaver is 26 years old and currently works as an interior designer. She comes from Nashville, Tenn., where she spends a lot of time enjoying the outdoors. She is also an accomplished athlete and has taught ballroom dancing. She prides herself on being able to fry just about anything.

Grammy-nominated Jive recording artists Bowling for Soup, whose single 1985 hit the charts last year and whose current single ALMOST FAMOUS is getting extensive radio airplay, recorded a re-make of the Gilligan´s Island theme song to serve as the theme for TBS´s THE REAL GILLIGAN'S ISLAND. In addition, a music video for the song, featuring the band and clips from the series, was produced.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

THE AMAZING RACE Props Up For Auction On eBay

The hit CBS television show THE AMAZING RACE has teamed up with St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital to help fight childhood cancer. For the first time ever, props from the show will be offered on eBay, The World´s Online Marketplace®. THE AMAZING RACE charity auction will go live on Tuesday, May 10 following the two-hour season finale of the show´s seventh season, which was broadcasted from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit St. Jude to help children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Fans are encouraged to bid on one-of-a-kind props and memorabilia. The listings will run for 10 days, concluding on Friday, May 20.

Eight items from previous AMAZING RACE season finales will be up for bid for the first time ever! All items are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Picture your name on the leaderboard as you bid to own one-of-a-kind props and memorabilia from the Season Three and Season Five finales. You won´t need strength, endurance, foreign language-skills, or navigation ability to finish first in the bidding war for these unique items‹just internet access!

Up for bid are pieces of the animal totem pole, the final Roadblock from Season Three, offered in eight separate lots. During the contest finalists vying for the finish line had to spin the totem sections and align the animal faces in the chronological order that they had appeared in the race (donkey, dolphin, horse, goat and manatee). Also up for bid is a giant clam shell from the Season Five finale. Consider yourself lucky that you won´t have to search the depths of the South China Sea to snatch up this pearl of a prop.

In addition, THE AMAZING RACE host Phil Keoghan has donated many of his own mementos from the show, including clothing worn by him during the series, signed "clue" envelopes, "You´ve been Eliminated" t-shirts, THE AMAZING RACE hats and more, all signed by the likeable host.

To see the list of items at THE AMAZING RACE eBay Auction Click Here

New Reality Show DANCING WITH THE STARS Announced

What do a reality show star, a supermodel, a boxing champ, an actor, a singer and a soap star have in common? They´re all embarking on an intense competition, learning to ballroom dance in front of the nation and be critiqued by both viewers and judges alike!

DANCING WITH THE STARS is a totally unique and original series that pairs a celebrity with a professional dance partner as they train and then compete in front of a studio audience in a televised dance competition. They will be judged by a panel of experts and also by viewers at home, with one couple being eliminated each week. DANCING WITH THE STARS debuts WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), live!

DANCING WITH THE STARS has broad appeal, offering viewers dazzling costumes, dancing, celebrity gossip, behind-the-scenes training and contemporary music performed by a live 15-piece band. The format has already been an international hit in several countries.

The following pairs will compete:

Trista Sutter and Louis van Amstel - As the star of the romantic reality series, THE BACHELORETTE, Trista is no stranger to televised competition - She met and married her husband of 17 months on television. Trista comes to the competition with some dance experience, having performed with the Miami Heat dancers at NBA games. She admits that hip-hop dancing is very different from ballroom-style dancing. Luckily her dance partner, Louis van Amstel, is a legend in the dance world, particularly in the style of Latin dance. He holds several titles, including the United States Professional Latin Champion and World Professional Show Dance Champion, and he directed and produced LATIN FUSION on Broadway.

Rachel Hunter and Jonathan Roberts - Since 1989, when she posed for the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Rachel Hunter has become one of the world´s most recognizable faces. She has posed for hundreds of magazines, including VOGUE and ELLE, and has represented such cosmetic lines as Revlon, Covergirl and Pantene. Recently she´s moved into the acting arena with appearances on SIUDEENLY SUSAN and THE DREW CAREY SHOW and in one of last year´s most popular music videos, STACEY´S MOM, by the Fountains of Wayne. She will be led by Jonathan Roberts, who brings ten years of dance experience to the competition. Jonathan is the 2004 USA Rising Star Latin Champion and the twice-undefeated USA Pro-Am 10 Dance Champion. He continues to compete and represent the USA in several Pro-Am competitions.

Evander Holyfield and Edyta Sliwinska - Evander Holyfield became the Heavyweight Champion of the world in 1990 and has won the title four times. As a professional boxer, he has faced numerous legends in the ring, including George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson. His dance partner is Edyta Sliwinska, who took first place in both the 2001 International Grand Ballroom Competition and the 2001 Holiday Ball. Edyta is currently dating her dance partner and another competitor, Alec Mazo (Kelly Monaco´s dance partner).

Joey McIntyre and Ashly Delgrosso - As a former member of the one of the original boy bands, New Kids on the Block, Joey McIntyre grew up dancing and singing - but never ballroom! As an adult he transitioned into acting and recently starred on Broadway, first in TICK TICK BOOM and then in WICKED. He has also appeared on ABC´s BOSTON LEGAL. His dance partner is Ashly Delgrosso, who has danced for her entire life. With her former dance partner and ex-husband, she has won several Amateur Ten Dance titles.

John O´Hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen - Best known for his role as charismatic catalogue king J. Peterman on the hit series SEINFIELD. John is an all-around entertainer. In addition to his numerous television credits, he has many stage credits. He also runs a busy company and performs comedy. His partner, Danish beauty Charlotte Jorgensen, has been dancing since the age of t. She has held several titles, including 1999 U.S. Open Champion and 1998 Japanese Open International Ballroom Champion. Charlotte was Richard Gere´s dance instructor as he prepared for the film SHALL WE DANCE.

Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo - Currently starring on the ABC Daytime drama GENERAL HOSPITAL, Kelly gained national attention when she was featured in the May 1997 edition of PLAYBOY magazine. Her partner, Alec Mazo, began dancing at age five in his native Russia. He was the Emerald Ball Latin Champion and placed first in the 2001 International Grand Ball and the 2001 Holiday Ball. He also runs the largest and most successful dance studio in Southern California. Alec recently began competing professionally with his girlfriend of four years, Edyta Sliwinska, who is partnered with Evander Holyfield for this competition.

In addition to learning precise movements and maneuvering in extravagant costumes, the pairs must maintain their focus, grace and composure during extremely high-pressured competition. Will they remain compatible during the process?

The couples have already embarked on intense training in preparation for the first live show. During the live shows, judges will give a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges´ scores alone do not decide a couple´s fate. Viewers at home can call in and vote for their favorites. The scores from viewers are combined with the judges´ for an ultimate score that determines each couple´s ranking. At the end of the evening, the couple with the lowest score is eliminated (although no couple will be eliminated in the first show). When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.

DANCING WITH THE STARS is the American version of the international smash hit series, STRICTLY COME DANCING.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

FEAR FACTOR Appearance Auction On eBay

Die-hard fans of the hit reality television show FEAR FACTOR and other thrill-seekers will bid for the chance to hurl squid at a partner while suspended in mid-air, scramble from a car dangling 25-feet above ground and chug a meal-worm and sauerkraut smoothie - all while competing against real FEAR FACTOR champions.

And wait. There´s more.

Qualified bid-winners will take on those stunts at Universal Orlando´s new Fear Factor Live attraction. Their performance will also be a live audition in front of producers from the hit FEAR FACTOR TV show, who will consider offering the winners a place on the show next season. This will be the first live audition ever conducted by FEAR FACTOR producers.

The on-line listing, is to mark the grand-opening of Universal Orlando´s new Fear Factor Live attraction - a new show that will give park guests the chance to compete in the same type of stunts they watch others perform on the TV show.

The charity auction, which will benefit Give Kids The World, began on Monday, May 2 and ends Thursday, May 12 - with opening bids set to start at $2,500. High bidders will get one of two vacation packages, listed on eBay, The World´s Online Marketplace?, which include the chance to compete in the Fear Factor Live attraction against Dean and Ashley Molina, who won this season´s FEAR FACTOR Couples´ Competition on NBC. The package also includes a four-night/five-day vacation to Universal Orlando including accommodations, round-trip airfare, theme park admission, a VIP tour of the parks and a FEAR FACTOR TV show prop signed by show host Joe Rogan.

"FEAR FACTOR has become a true phenomenon across the United States," said Bob Gault, President and CEO, Universal Orlando. "We are thrilled to offer fans of the show - and our theme park guests - the chance to compete against real FEAR FACTOR winners. This is a one time experience that can not be duplicated anywhere else."

The winners will be among the first to perform the stunts from the new attraction, which have been developed especially for theme park guests by Universal´s creative team and FEAR FACTOR show producers.

Based upon the award-winning NBC program FEAR FACTOR, Fear Factor Live marks the first time a reality television show will be transformed into a theme park experience. In each show, park guests will compete against each other in a progression of extreme stunts, which are designed to test their physical and emotional limits.

All proceeds from the listings will be donated to Give Kids The World. The charity auction can be accessed through eBay at eBay FEAR FACTOR Auction and the Universal Orlando website at www.universalorlando.com.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

CBS Announces Rollout Of Its Summer Reality Schedule

CBS announced the rollout of its summer reality programming schedule, which includes FIRE ME...PLEASE, THE CUT, BIG BROTHER 6 and ROCK STAR -INXS.

FIRE ME... PLEASE, a new four-episode reality series that follows two people starting new jobs on the same day with the goal of intentionally getting fired by 3:00 PM, premieres on Tuesday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. To most people, getting fired seems like it would be the end of the world, but, what if getting fired meant you could win $25,000? The person that gets fired closest to, but does not go past the 3:00 PM deadline, wins the cash prize. Hidden cameras capture the action as the participants drive their managers and co-workers crazy with outrageous behavior.

THE CUT, hosted by fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, premieres Thursday, June 9 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) with a special 90-minute episode, the first of four Thursday broadcasts before it relocates to a new time period, which will be announced at a later date.

THE CUT pits 16 style-savvy contestants against each other in a competition to find America´s fashion trendsetter of tomorrow. The winner will be awarded the opportunity to design his or her own collection under the Tommy Hilfiger label with an eye on becoming the next great American designer.

BIG BROTHER, the hit summer reality series, returns for its sixth edition beginning Thursday, July 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), with the first of BIG BROTHER´s three weekly broadcasts. BIG BROTHER 6 will be broadcast on Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) and Saturdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The Thursday broadcast, hosted by Julie Chen, will feature the live eviction of one of the houseguests.

BIG BROTHER 6 follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. One by one, the houseguests will vote each other out of the house. At the end of three months, the last remaining houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

ROCK STAR: INXS, from SURVIVOR executive producer Mark Burnett, combines the world of rock music with relationship-style unscripted drama, performance competition and a weekly contestant elimination. The last singer standing will become the lead singer of the internationally renowned band INXS and embark on a worldwide concert tour with the band and be part of the group´s new album.

ROCK STAR: INXS will be broadcast three times weekly beginning with a special one-hour premiere on Monday, July 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by a one-hour broadcast on Tuesday, July 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and a half-hour edition on Wednesday, July 13 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Beginning the following week, ROCK STAR: INXS will be seen regularly on Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Those that make the casting cut will be housed together in a Hollywood Hills home. Each week will feature taped reality segments focusing on the competitors´ relationships and activities (Monday episodes), along with a performance competition (Tuesday) and weekly results (Wednesday).

Friday, May 06, 2005


On the CBS.com Website, promotions have begun for ROB AND AMBER GET MARRIED.

They fell in love on SURVIVOR: All Stars, and he proposed on the live finale. Audiences have followed their relationship on THE AMAZING RACE, and now they´re getting married on a primetime network special.

Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE, will be wed in this special television event airing Tuesday, May 24, at 9PM ET/PT.

The event includes a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for the wedding filmed at Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas, special surprises that the couple planned for each other, Amber´s bridal shower, their bachelor and bachelorette parties, their rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and reception.

Casting Calls Announced Again For THE APPRENTICE

Apply for your chance to work with one of the finest business minds in America, Donald Trump. Send a VHS tape showing who you are and why you would be the perfect APPRENTICE.

Take us on a tour of your life- show us what separates you from all the others. Wow us, dazzle us, and be memorable!

Don´t miss your opportunity to display your business skills on the grandest stage and prove to America you have what it takes to be the next APPRENTICE.

More info can be found at http://www.realitytvwebsite.com/news050605b.html.

Don´t delay! The deadline to send in a tape is June 23rd.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

NBC Sings New Reality Tune With HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME

NBC has added a new alternative series to its summer 2005 lineup with HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME, a one-hour competition program featuring veteran music hit-makers who will each perform their greatest hit - as well as cover a popular contemporary song - with the favorite to be determined by audience voting, beginning Thursday, June 2 (9-10 p.m. ET).

All three episodes of the series will be hosted by Vernon Kay, who also hosted the British version on ITV.

The announcement was made by Craig Plestis, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming & Development.

"This exciting new series will reunite the audience with some of their favorite classic musical performers and groups who will play their hits and then compete against each other in an entertaining battle of the bands," said Plestis.

Also included in HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME will be background packages on what made the hit-makers famous as well as updates of their current lives and careers.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

NBC Announces Summer Of Reality Shows

NBC gets real with Summer this year with a lineup of six original reality programs that includes the returns of THE BIGGGEST LOSER (Tuesday, August 9) and AVERAGR JOE 4: THE JOES STRIKE BACK (Tuesday, June 28), and the series premieres of I WANT TO BE A HILTON (two-hour debut on Tuesday, June 21), THE LAW FIRM (two-hour premiere on Wednesday, July 27), MEET MISTER MOM (Wednesday, August 3) and TOMYY LEE GOES TO COLLEGE (Tuesday, August 9).

The announcement was made by Craig Plestis, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming & Development.

"NBC maintains its ongoing commitment to programming year-round with original entertainment that centers on presenting increasingly fresh and compelling alternative formats," said Plestis.

Following are format descriptions for NBC´s six original summer reality series in order of premiere dates.

I WANT TO BE A HILTON (premiering with consecutive episodes on Tuesday, June 21, 8-9 p.m. ET and 9-10 p.m. ET; regular time Tuesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET) I WANT TO BE A HILTON is a fresh, humorous - and sometimes poignant ode to the glamour and style of New York as reflected by its host and mentor Kathy Hilton, matriarch of one of the most ubiquitous families in the world.

The unscripted series charts the foibles and flirtations encountered by 14 eccentric young contestants as they vie for the opportunity to live the glamorous caviar-and-champagne lifestyle. Immersing them in the New York society scene, Hilton educates the contestants in the do´s-and-don´ts of haute couture, etiquette and even how to handle an unforgiving press. At the conclusion of each episode, Hilton eliminates the candidates based on the results of weekly challenges. The finalist wins an extravagant prize package and the opportunity to live the high life, a la a Hilton, for a year.

AVERAGE JOE 4: THE JOES STRIKE BACK (premiering Tuesday, June 28, 8-9 p.m.) The newest and boldest installment of NBC´s popular relationship series about average-looking guys with big hearts and great personalities hoping to win the love of a beautiful woman returns with more twists, turns and conflicts than ever before. This time, stunning 26-year-old red-headed beauty Anna is the alluring bachelorette. Born in Poland and raised in Las Vegas, Anna has a degree in business administration and is now a model and entrepreneur. Once again, the unsuspecting model thought she was on a traditional dating show only to be surprised by a swarm of average Joes, including a tool salesman, a pest control guy and a computer-science student pursuing his Ph.D.

In the six-episode series, the 18 enthusiastic average Joes hope to woo and win her over with their charm and personalities. But first, they´ll have to navigate through an all new series of dramatic twists and turns, outrageous surprises and their toughest competition yet - seven strikingly handsome jocks who are cocky and confident that Anna will only have eyes for them. Also included are a romantic getaway to exotic Tahiti, surprise visitors for both the Joes and Anna, and the return of three of the most popular former AVERAGE JOES in the premiere.

THE LAW FIRM (Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET; premiering on July 27 with consecutive episodes) THE LAW FIRM is an eight-episode alternative drama series from multiple Emmy Award-winning producer David E. Kelley that features real lawyers competing against each other while trying actual court cases with in front of real judges and juries - resulting in outcomes that are final, legal and binding for the parties. Premier trial attorney and legal analyst Roy Black is the managing partner of THE LAW FIRM which is executive-produced by Kelley ( THE PRACTICE, ALLY MCBEAL, L.A. LAW)

As managing partner, Black will decide which of the 12 "legal eagles" will be eliminated in each episode. Smart, strong-willed and fiercely competitive, the attorneys work together in different teams each week, battling tight deadlines, intense pressure and even each other as they strategize, prepare and try their cases. The compelling cases include First Amendment issues, wrongful death cases and neighbor disputes, among others. Distinguished judges will decide some of the cases, while a jury determines the others. In the end, the top attorney will win a prize of $250,000.

MEET MISTER MOM (premiering Wednesday, August 3, 8-9 p.m. ET) - Under-appreciated Moms are given a surprise luxury vacation while Dad is left to run the household and mind the kids for a week in the hilarious new comedy reality show MEET MISTER MOM. This show is every Mom´s fantasy and every Mom´s revenge. Each episode showcases the comedy that ensues when two very busy families realize just how irreplaceable Mom is in their daily lives. Humorously told from the children´s perspectives, every episode will also include valuable information for families on how to better manage their lives together.

Soon after the game begins, the Moms are whisked away to a spa for a week of exciting adventures and rejuvenation, leaving Dad and the kids to juggle the daily tasks of the household. The Dads from each family compete head-to-head to see who can best handle the pressure of keeping the family together despite a jam-packed schedule. All the while, the Moms are secretly watching the madness on closed-circuit TV.

THE BIGGEST LOSER (premiering Tuesday, August 9, 8-9:30 p.m. ET) The first reality series in which everybody "loses," THE BIGGEST LOSER offers severely overweight participants the opportunity to undergo a radical physical makeover without any kind of surgery. Caroline Rhea returns to host the second season of the series that challenges and encourages overweight contestants as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000 in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise. The life-altering and one-hour reality series gathers contestants from across the country to face real life temptations while provided with approved weight-loss skills and resources to help them transform their bodies, health - and ultimately, their lives.

A twist in how the competition is "weighted" this season will be the battle of the sexes created when the 14 hopeful yet strong-willed contestants discover themselves divided into the red team (women) and the blue team (men). Together they´ll face challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations - until the final contestant remains to claim the title of THE BOGGEST LOSER. All contestants work out under the supervision of physicians and nutritionists, in addition to the professional trainers Jillian Michael (red team) and Bob Harper (blue team) assigned to each team.

TOMMY LEE GOES TO COLLEGE (premiering Tuesday, August 9, 9:30-10 p.m. ET) - The University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) welcomes a motley new student to its campus - notorious rocker Tommy Lee. At 19, Lee formed "Motley Crue," sending him on a meteoric rise to fame and fortune - who had time for college when Lee was busy touring the world and living the fast life for two glorious decades. Cut to Tommy Lee today - twice divorced and a single father of two boys. Most men in their midlife crisis buy sports cars and date young women. Lee wants something different, something money can´t buy - he wants academic redemption. So he heads off to UNL, but it won´t be class as usual when the new student is Tommy Lee. Each of the six half-hour episodes will find Lee floundering in a new fish-out-of-water situation - quintessential collegiate challenges such as finding his roommate Matt, trying out for the marching band and cramming for finals in true Tommy Lee fashion with his hot tutor, Natalie, in tow.

Bravo Announces A Slew Of Reality TV Shows

Bravo has announced the channel´s most aggressive slate of original programming ever to appear in one season, kicking off with a full summer schedule of original series and specials including SPORTS KIDS MOMS & DADS, HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE, SITUATION: COMEDY, BEING BOBBY BROWN and BATTLE OF THE NETWORK REALITY STARS, among others. Bravo´s new series in development truly encompass all areas of popular culture and arts entertainment and invite viewers to "watch what happens" as they go behind the gates of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES watch the competition get stirred up during the search for the world´s next TOP CHEF and peek into the newsroom of one of America´s largest daily newspapers as they try to make headlines and deadlines in THE DAILY NEWS.

"This summer, we´re rolling out an incredibly exciting schedule of original series and specials that will appeal to viewers who have an interest in popular culture and arts-based entertainment," said Lauren Zalaznick, President of Bravo. "This is just a sneak peek into what we have in store for viewers as we head into next year. Bravo·s original programming slate continues to grow with an increase of 25 percent per year, and with over 30 new series and specials in development and production over the next 18 months, this is our biggest development slate ever."

Beginning in June, Bravo´s most popular shows return with extraordinary episodes including a QUEER EYE makeover of the World Champion Boston Red Sox, and the return of BLOW OUT.

Following is a summary of programming and other 2005-06 season news announced by Bravo:


Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m.
See stars like Omarosa and Richard Hatch in the dunk tank, try to navigate a kayak race and run a relay race! And watch as the final two network teams battle it out in the famed "tug of war"! In a homage to the great 70´s battle of the biggest stars in network television, Bravo takes some of today´s biggest stars - the leading men and women of reality TV - and pits them against each other in a 6-episode tournament taking place at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Simply put, we are updating the format of the much-loved 70´s series complete with sweat suit and Speedo-clad reality stars that will be divided into teams based on the networks on which their shows aired. The winning team will get cash and prizes.

First Quarter 2006
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES is a wildly entertaining, larger-than-life look within one of the most affluent gated communities in America. All aspects of the "richer than thou" OC life that prevails among the families of the community will be exposed. We´ll follow a mix of families and personalities within this extraordinary, picture perfect contained "set" a bevy of multi-million dollar homes, private clubs, and VIP luxury. From CEOs who make millions and their wives and children who spend it, our program will reflect the oversized California dream.

First Quarter 2006
Bravo launches the search for the world´s next top chef. Each week a group of talented chefs, professionally trained and self-taught, will be given a culinary challenge and well known judges will eliminate one contestant each week until a winner is named. The ten-episode, one-hour series capitalizes on the network´s knack for finding and fostering top creative talent, while still delivering on the personalities and conflict that make for deliciously fun entertainment.

Second Quarter 2006
A documentary series set inside the New York Daily News, THE DAILY NEWS is like visiting a tornado. Everyday is a deadline - 365 days a year! Each episode of THE DAILY NEWS follows 4 - 5 characters, the journalists of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, as they track and pursue New York City´s most exciting stories. Against the backdrop of a vicious war with the NEW YORK POST and the unrelenting deadlines that are a part of their world, we´ll get to know each character as they battle for stories in areas of crime, disaster and celebrities.

Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00 p.m.
Bravo took viewers backstage for SHOWBIZ MOMS & DADS and then into the dog show arena for SHOWDOG MOMS & and now we´re headed to the rinks, fields, courts, and sidelines of America´s aspiring athletes in SPORTS KIDS MOM & DAD. In this eight-part series, SPORTS KIDS MOM & DAD follows families´ daily struggles and conflicts as their child athletes struggle to excel in the highly stressful, competitive, "win at all costs" world of sports. The series examines the highs and lows of competition and parental "coaching" and uncovers that Moms and Dads are often more distraught by defeat than their resilient offspring. Despite injuries and setbacks, these young athletes exhibit fierce determination and discipline matched only by the undying passion for their respective sports.

Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m.
This much-anticipated, eight episode unscripted series explores the exclusive world of the Grammy-winning performer, Bobby Brown. It´s his prerogative and his take on his life, family, music, and motivations. The series, shot documentary-style, also allows fans and critics alike to see the real Bobby Brown - as a family man and husband, apart from the headline scandals and allegations that have plagued, and at times overshadowed, the successful musician´s career. The series also features Brown´s wife, pop superstar Whitney Houston and the rest of his immediate and extended family and offers an opportunity for viewers to see the lives of these icons from the inside. The series will also demystify Brown´s relationships with Houston; their daughter, Bobbi Kristina; his children from previous relationships, La Princia and Bobby Jr., and his brother Tommy, Bobby´s personal manager.

Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. & weekly at 9:00 p.m.
For writers, producers, and television executives, it´s a nerve-racking time where ideas are passionately pitched, made, and the next big hits must be found. Yet outside the industry, the painstaking process that goes into making a FRIENDS is relatively unknown - until now. SITUATION COMEDY, a ten episode series, will bring viewers into the world of television production as the search for the hottest undiscovered writing talent begins. To compete, each candidate must submit a script for a pilot/presentation reel. The pool will be narrowed to five semi-finalists who will be flown to Los Angeles to pitch their ideas to established sitcom producers. From there, two will be chosen to each create pilots based on the script, and both will be followed through casting, set design, rewrites, rehearsals, taping and post-production. As an added bonus, the completed pilots will be screened during the final episode and the viewers will make the executive decision on which, if either, merits attention from a network for a series order or "re-piloting".

Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 p.m.
Bravo is pioneering a new genre, as HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE is the first series juxtaposing "hidden-camera" reality with scripted comedy. It has been described as CANDID CAMERA meets CURB YOUR ENTHUSIAM. The six episodes of this unique hybrid half-hour are based on the actual life of comedian Howie Mandel. HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE takes a look inside the comic mind as we see Howie in his "daily life" and how his interactions inspire and inform the process of creating his hidden camera segments for THE TONIGHT SHOW. HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE has a terrific cast of characters including Julie Warner as Howie´s wife, Estelle Harris as Nana and special guest stars Jay Leno, Marlee Matlin, Jillian Barberie, John Mendoza and many more.


Tuesday, June 7 at 9:00 p.m.
It´s more tears, more drama, and more celebrity hair when Jonathan Antin returns for a second installment of the successful Bravo series BLOW OUT. Season one chronicled the renowned hairstylist as he laid his reputation on the line to pursue his dream of establishing Jonathan Salon in Beverly Hills. Now with two thriving salons under his belt, season two chronicles Antin as he goes global with the worldwide launch of Jonathan Product -- and the pressure is back on tenfold. As his name is his product -- anything less than the best is unacceptable and tensions build as Antin´s product team races to meet deadlines and still meet the talented stylist´s towering expectations.

Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 p.m.
QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY´s summer season is big in scope and emotion and kicks off June 7th with the premiere of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox episode featuring players Kevin Millar, Johnny Damon, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek and Doug Mirabelli. Also this summer the Fab 5 take on 2 year-old quintuplets, help a veterinarian plan an ambush wedding for his veterinarian fiance and help the tent master of the Big Apple Circus live the traveling life in style.

Supermodel Heidi Klum will return as host of the series, which gives aspiring designers a chance to break into the notoriously difficult-to-crack fashion world. PROJECT RUNWAY will once again follow 12 up-and-coming designers as they compete weekly on design challenges in front of a panel of top designers, fashion editors, photographers and stylists that will be spearheaded by Heidi Klum. Contestants will be cut on a weekly basis until only a few remain to face-off with debut collections on the runway at New York´s Fashion Week in February 2006.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Fox´s New Dance Show Is Holding Open Casting Calls

Fox is looking for great dancers whose performance goes beyond their skill and showcases their personality.

They are searching around the nation for all styles of dance - ballet, hip-hop, ballroom, rhythmic gymnastics, belly dancing, cheerleading or bring your own unique style - make yourself stand out! Casting is open to US citizens or legal residents between the ages of 18 and 30. Bring your music and yourself to the following locations.

Major Open Casting Calls!

They will see everyone!

Thursday - May 12, 2005
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

New York
Thursday - May 19, 2005
Location TBA

Los Angeles
Friday - June 3, 2005
The Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Special Pre-Casting Promotions!
Dance at these clubs and you could be hand-selected off the dance floor for a chance to try out for the show!

San Francisco
Wednesday - May 4, 2005
City Nights (18 years and Up)
715 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA
6pm 12am

Wednesday - May 4, 2005
Tongue and Groove (21 years and Up)
3055 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
11pm 1am

Wednesday - May 4, 2005
Zootys (21 years and Up)
4104 Penn Avenue
Lawrenceville, PA 15224
9pm 11pm

Washington D.C.
Thursday - May 5, 2005
Dream Night Club (18 years and Up/College Night)
1350 Okie Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
10am 2am

Friday - May 6, 2005
Crobar (21years and Up)
1543 N. Kingsbury
Chicago, IL
10pm 2am

Sunday - May 8, 2005
Club Shampoo (18 years and Up)
417 N.8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
11pm 2am

Saturday - May 14 2005
Club Aria (19 years and Up)
246 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
11pm 2am

Local Publicized Open Calls!
Tuesday - May 3, 2005
Slippery Rock University
West Gym Dance Studio
Corner of Keister Rd. and Main Rd.
11am 4pm

Washington, DC:
Thursday - May 5, 2005
George Washington University
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
Room 402 in the Marvin Center
1pm 3pm

Saturday - May 7, 2005
Ballroom Dance Company
2126 industial Parkway
Silver Springs, MD 20904
Call 202-399-2100
10am 2pm

Sunday - May 7, 2005
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H. Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
All styles 4pm 6pm
Hip/hop (by appointment only) 6pm 7:30pm
Call 202-333-6801 x18 for appointment

Monday - May 9, 2005
Club Shampoo (18 years and Up)
417 N.8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
2pm 6pm

Sunday - May 15, 2005
Brookline Community Center for the Arts
14 Green Street
Brookline, MA 02129
1pm 4pm

Tuesday - May 17, 2005
The Dance Complex
536 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Studio 6
2:30 5:30pm