Friday, July 29, 2005

Fox Reality TV Acquires International Reality TV Shows

Fox Cable Networks´ newly launched Fox Reality has acquired several never-before-seen unscripted series from around the globe and key international series based upon hit U.S. formats, it was announced today by Fox Reality Chief Operating Officer and General Manager David Lyle.

The new programming helps to fulfill two of Fox Reality´s cornerstone programming strategies ­ "Reality Redeye" and "Reality Imports" in which the network provides reality fans opportunities to see hit unscripted programming from around the globe, as well as imported series based upon hit formats they´ve become familiar with in the U.S.

"Every one of these new series is a strong example of compelling reality television likely to satisfy our early fans´ growing interest in how reality television is made in other parts of the world," Lyle said. "Our audience responds to human drama whether it takes place among Americans cavorting around a Honduran resort, Brits living it up on the Costa del Sol and coming soon New Zealanders racing about on a remote Pacific Island."

Series involved fall into two primary camps. The first are programs originally created by burgeoning local production communities in Canada, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand that have never been seen in the United States. The second include shows produced by top U.S.-based format suppliers like Fox Television Studios´ unit Fox World that are international versions of top series that first achieved hit status on U.S. networks.

Fox Reality continues to add to its growing program portfolio, thanks to earlier agreements spanning virtually all of the major U.S. broadcast, cable and satellite and domestic first-run syndication suppliers. Producers behind this latest wave of acquisitions include Touchdown Productions, Target Entertainment, BullsEye Entertainment, Southern Star International, Lone Eagle Entertainment, as well as Fox World.

Among the new international programs never before seen in the U.S. are:

Australia´s TREASURE ISLAND - New Zealand´s TREASURE ISLAND - and TREASURE ISLAND EXTREME (Touchdown Productions) that pits contestants on an uninhabited island in search of buried treasure

THE VILLA, (Target Entertainment), a U.K. series in which participants living together seek out among their housemates a future romantic interest

RENOVATION RESCUE, (Southern Star International), an Australian series where the host surprises a family by transforming their home and life in just two days.

WORLD OF STUPID, (Bullseye Entertainment), produced in the U.K, the series celebrates the crazy capers of daredevils who are prepared to risk life and limb in an array of outrageous stunts.

THE CALL, (Lone Eagle Entertainment), produced in Canada and featuring would-be actors and actresses competing in auditions. New Fox Reality international shows based upon hit formats created in the U.S. include:


TEMPTATION ISLAND, Australia and UK, (Fox World)

PLAYING IT STRAIGHT, Australia (Fox World)

MILLION POUND HOAX, UK (Target Entertainment)

THE PRINCES OF MALIBU Moving to Fox Reality TV

This Sunday, Fox Networks Group´s new cable and satellite network Fox Reality becomes home to THE PRINCES OF MALIBU, an original reality series begun on Fox Broadcasting Co. earlier this summer. David Lyle, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Fox Realty, said Fox Reality will also keep THE PRINCES OF MALIBU in its same 8:30 pm (ET) time period on each of the next four Sundays to complete its four original episodes.

"People who love reality TV are some of the most passionate fans you could hope to find," Lyle said. "One goal in creating Fox Reality is to offer fans an exciting place to share in their commitment to reality. We offer them a wide range of programming, including shows that didn´t complete their runs elsewhere."

THE PRINCES OF MALIBU, an unscripted series filled with humor and some universally relatable family issues, focuses on the home life of legendary musician, composer, arranger and producer David Foster, his wife Linda Thompson an award-winning songwriter, and his stepsons Brandon (24) and Brody (21). The remaining four original episodes will air on consecutive Sundays, beginning July 31 (8:30 PM 9:00 PM ET/PT).

THE PRINCES OF MALIBU uncovers the comedy that inevitably arises when two free-wheeling adult brothers live at home with their mother and stepfather. The difference here is that their home is a luxurious 22-acre compound by the sea. Set in the ritzy, sun-drenched environs of tony Malibu, California, the show reveals both the drama and the humor as Brandon and Brody Jenner live the high life while trying to coexist with their stepdad.

The recipient of 14 Grammy Awards, Foster has worked with some of the most successful artists in the music industry world-class performers such as Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban and many others. But while Foster´s prolific career continues to soar, things at home have gotten complicated when it comes to his stepsons. The boys are attractive and charming and they´ve learned how to use their "skills" to get themselves out of tricky situations. They can do no wrong in the eyes of their mother, a former Miss Tennessee who dated Elvis Presley for five years and was later married to Olympian Bruce Jenner.

So while Foster is hard at work, Brandon and Brody are working hard at spending his money running up tabs at expensive restaurants, partying all night, and bringing literally hundreds of friends and strangers home with them. All that is about to stop. Foster is putting his foot down.

He´s being driven to distraction and the boys´ antics aren´t exactly pleasing neighbors like Streisand, Britney Spears and Pamela Anderson. If Brandon and Brody want to keep living under Foster´s roof, they´ll have to act more responsibly and start paying their own way.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

MTV´s THE REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE Is Looking For Fresh Meat For Season 12

Bunim-Murray Productions Dares New York-Area Fans to Try Out For THE CHALLENGE Saturday, July 30th from 10AM to 5PM

Do you love a Challenge? Are you the kind of person who thinks that the thrill of competition makes bungee-jumping, mountain climbing, or rappelling down a 200-foot waterfall even better? Do you have the brains and the brawn to dominate over favorite REAL WORLD and ROAD RULES veterans like The Miz, Coral, Dan and Julie?

If the thought of extreme competition for cash and prizes gets your blood flowing, we want you to be a part of THE REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE. For the first time ever, we´re daring our viewers to go head-to-head with veteran REAL WORLD and ROAD RULES all-stars in the most exciting Challenge yet!

"For the 12th season of THE REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE, we are looking for some fresh meat to test our veteran cast members," said Sasha Alpert, Senior Casting Producer, Bunim-Murray Productions. "It¹s time to give all those young, strong and adventurous viewers at home the opportunity to take The Challenge."

Veteran Challenge cast member Abram said, "You think you can beat me? I´ll eat you for breakfast! I dare you to try to take me on!" Abram has appeared on ROAD RULES SOUTH PACIFIC, and four seasons of THE CHALLENGE.

Still think you have what it takes? If so, on July 30th, 2005 from 10AM to 5PM, Casting Directors from Bunim-Murray Productions, producers of the perennial hit MTV show THE REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE will be holding an open casting call at Tonic, 727 7th Ave., New York NY 10019. Applicants must be 18 to 25 years of age and are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo ID. Additional information is available online at

Open Casting Call Announced For STARTING OVER

STARTING OVER is looking for extraordinary women who want to make extraordinary changes in their lives. If you are a passionate, motivated individual aged 18 or older who is willing to relocate to Los Angeles for 6 to 10 weeks, we'd like to help you!

In your submission, please be sure to clearly state what your goal would be on the show. What problems do you need to solve and up until now, what have been your impediments? What dreams have you been trying to achieve? What sort of help do you need? Please be as specific as possible!

Open Casting Calls:

Minneapolis, Saturday, July 30, 10am - 5pm
The Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis
35 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Durham, NC, Saturday, August 6, 10am - 5pm
Millennium Hotel Durham
2800 Campus Walk Avenue
Durham, NC 27705

Des Moines, IA, Saturday, August 13, 10am - 5pm
West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

STARTING OVER is also accepting new applicants by videotaped submission. Please see below for instructions on submitting your tape!

On your tape, please include:
phone number:

and send it to:
Bunim/Murray Productions
6007 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91411

WIFE SWAP Open Casting Call Set For July 30 In Sag Harbor, New York

ABC, the network that has brought you primetime hit series such as SUPERNANNY and EXTREME MAKEOVER- HOME EDITION, is gearing up to launch brand new seasons of groundbreaking shows.

Casting Directors are now conducting nationwide searches for fun, dynamic, outgoing and interesting families to star on upcoming WIFE SWAP shows.

This Saturday, July 30th, Casting Directors from WIFE SWAP will be at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum in Sag Harbor, New York. The 8th Annual Sag Harbor Fresh Grilled Tuna BBQ is where they will be from 4:30pm-7:30pm to looking for the next stars of this hit primetime show!

Monday, July 25, 2005

NBC Announces Premiere Dates For This Falls Reality TV Shows

NBC has announced fall premiere dates for two new and two returning Reality TV Shows

NBC´s new reality series THE APPRENTICE: MARTHA STEWART, which will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8-9 p.m. ET), and THREE WISHES, an uplifting wish-fulfillment series starring Grammy winning entertainer Amy Grant, that now begins on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9-10 p.m. (ET).

THE BIGGEST LOSER will kick off with a 90-minute premiere, 8-9:30 p.m on Wednesday September 13

And the original Donald Trump version of THE APPRENTICE will premiere on Thursday, September 22 at (9-10 p.m. ET).

OLN Announces First Season of SURVIVOR Schedule

OLN, the exclusive home of SURVIVOR in syndication, has announced the schedule dates for Season I of Mark Burnett´s and CBS´ signature blockbuster reality series.

The series can be seen Monday through Thursday at 7 and 10 p.m. ET/PT, with encore presentations Saturdays and Sundays at 6 and 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET/PT. OLN has acquired exclusive syndication rights to air Seasons I through X of SURVIVOR, and this will be the first time most of these episodes have been seen on television since their original airing.

Viewers will be able to relive all of the scheming and the physical challenges, the tension-filled Tribal Councils, and the most exciting moments from SURVIVOR history. Who could forget the ornery Susan Hawkµs tirade and the bare-all Richard Hatch in Season I? The first season of SURVIVOR takes 16 contestants from all walks of life and gives them the adventure of a lifetime as they attempt to outwit, outplay and outlast the other castaways on the island of Pulau Tiga, to ultimately win the one million dollar prize. Each castaway must deal with a lack of food shelter and water as they compete in both physical and mental challenges before having to vote off a fellow tribe member.

Following is the programming schedule for Season I of SURVIVOR on OLN (subject to change):

Episode 1
July 24
12 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. ET/PT & 11 p.m. ET
The Marooning

Episode 2
July 25
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Generation Gap

Episode 3
July 26
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Quest for Food

Episode 4
July 27
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Too Little, Too Late

Episode 5
July 28
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Pulling Your Own Weight

Episode 6
August 1
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Udder Revenge

Episode 7
August 2
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Merger

Episode 8
August 3
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Thy Name is Duplicity

Episode 9
August 4
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Old and New Bonds

Episode 10
August 8
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Crack in the Alliance

Episode 11
August 9
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Long, Hard Days

Episode 12
August 10
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
Death of an Alliance

Episode 13
August 11
7 & 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Final Four (finale)

Episode 14
August 11
9 p.m. ET/PT & 12 a.m. ET
SURVIVOR: The Reunion

Friday, July 22, 2005

Second Season of DANCING WITH THE STARS In 2006

DANCING WITH THE STARS will return to the ABC Television Network in 2006 as a midseason series with all new episodes, it was announced today by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment. The series will continue to be produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, creators of the British hit show, STRICTLY COME DANCING, on which the ABC show was based.

"DANCING has played a pivotal role in a great summer season for ABC," said McPherson. "The show is tremendous fun, perfect for our brand and a wonderful boost for our schedule. Having DANCING and BRAT CAMP both emerge this summer as assets for the future gives us great upside down the line."

The series pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers. The couples train in such dances as the Viennese Waltz, the Rumba, the Cha-Cha-Cha and the Tango, and then compete in front of a studio audience Ð and a live national television audience. They are judged by a panel of experts, as well as by viewers at home, with one couple being eliminated each week.

"I love everything about this show," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late-Night, ABC Entertainment. "It was an odd left turn, so it´s especially gratifying to see it embraced by so many people."

"We love it that the American public has gone crazy for DANCING WITH THE STARS," said Wayne Garvie, head of BBC Entertainment Group. "For the second season, we guarantee even more tears, tantrums and tangos than ever before."

During its premiere season, DANCING WITH THE STARS emerged as the biggest summer hit of 2005. The broad-appealing unscripted series ranked No. 1 in its Wednesday 9 o´clock time period among Total Viewers, across each of the key adult demos (Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54), as well as among Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11. On average it towered over its closest competition in its hour (NBC) by 9.2 million viewers (16.8 million vs. 7.6 million) and by 143% in Adults 18-49 (5.1/15 vs. 2.1/6), and ranked as the No. 1 TV show on Wednesday night among viewers and young adults on all 6 of its telecasts.

The No. 1 TV series this summer, DANCING WITH THE STARS also qualified as the most-watched summer series on any network in the last 5 years Ð since the inaugural season of SURVIVOR in Summer 2000.


Bravo has closed the deal to bring viewers MILLION DOLLAR LISTING: HOLLYWOOD, a six-episode original series chronicling the high-stakes, cutthroat world of real estate in a thriving market. The series is slated to air on Bravo in the first quarter of 2006.

"This series is representative of the type of programming that Bravo is committed to providing," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "It reveals the drama behind the familiar world of real estate in the most affluent neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and delves into the lives of agents who will do just about anything to make the sale happen "focusing on these ´characters,´ the sellers, the buyers, and their intertwining lives."

Each episode follows the personal dramas of savvy Los Angeles-based realtors as they undergo mental, physical and sometimes comical juggling acts required to keep their professional lives afloat - all in the name of selling the next hot listing.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

P Diddys Announces New Reality Series With Russell Simmons

MTV: Music Television today announced that the reality sitcom RUN´S HOUSE, brought to MTV by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs´ Bad Boy TV and Russell Simmons is set to air in October on MTV. The series, television´s first hip hop reality sitcom, will capture the real- life drama and hysterical antics of Reverend Run (Joey Simmons) of Run DMC, his wife and five children.

"It makes sense that Bad Boy and MTV would produce the first hip-hop reality sitcom," said Combs. "It´s a dream come true to be able to work with Russell on RUN´S HOUSE. Rev Run is a legend and one of the most interesting individuals I know -- he´s destined to become America´s next biggest reality show star! He´s going to show the world what hip-hop family life is really like." "America needs Rev Run to show his reality. He´s hip hop grown up. His family and his guidance will inspire us all. This show is ´Father Knows Best on Steroids,´" said Russell Simmons.

"My family is my ministry," said Reverend Run. "I´m gonna raise it up with or without cameras. But I´m excited to do it on MTV."

"Reverend Run is one of the great pioneers in hip hop and has a long history with MTV," said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment MTV Music Group and President. "While RUN'S HOUSE gives our viewers an inside look at the lives of hip-hop royalty, our audience will also be able to relate to and laugh along with the family, whose life is fundamentally about heart, humor and everyday challenges."

In RUN´S HOUSE, Reverend Run must balance recording his first ever solo album with raising five spirited children ages 9-21. The Simmons family is comprised of: Run´s wife Justine, a former rapper/singer and loving wife and mother; Vanessa, 21, a Ford model, former Miss Teen New York and aspiring actress; Angela, 17, a straight A student and aspiring fashion designer; JoJo, 15, a talented rapper who loves music and girls; Diggy, 9, star of the basketball team and an aspiring rapper; and Russell, Jr., 8, the mischievous little brother. The Simmons kids "have it all," from a glamorous life to typical teenage insecurities. Just down the street from Run´s Saddle River, New Jersey home live his brother and sister in law Russell and Kimora Simmons who spend time with the family and vacation with them in St. Barts.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


The ABC Television Network announced today the order for nine episodes of THE MILLION DOLLAR IDEA (working title), a new reality series from executive producers Simon Cowell, Nigel Hall and Cecile Frot-Coutaz of FremantleMedia North America. Over the course of the series, the show will undertake a nationwide search for America´s greatest entrepreneur with the best business idea or new product. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity culminates with the presentation of $1,000,000 worth of business support, including cash, top-notch entrepreneurial counsel and physical resources to the winner, allowing him/her to turn a dream into reality.

"The Million Dollar Idea" was conceived by Simon Cowell, one of reality television´s greatest anti-heroes, and Peter Jones, one of Britain´s youngest entrepreneurs. Cowell´s honesty on AMERICAN IDOL has made him a household name in the U.S., but his career spans more than 20 years in the music industry as both a producer and executive. Cowell has also produced the UK series THE X FACTOR, as well as the American series, CUPID, all in conjunction with FremantleMedia, the producers of AMERICAN IDOL. Jones found television fame as one of the panelists on a hit business reality show in England. Jones´ straight talking and ability to detect innovative business ideas is the reason why he will be one of the judges on THE MILLION DOLLAR IDEA.

"This is an exciting show," says Cowell. "Right now, someone in America may be sitting on the best new idea in the world. This show gives everyone the chance to fulfill that dream. I have no idea who or what is going to turn up, and that is the fun of this new series."

The series will take viewers on the full journey from open-call auditions through a nail-biting competition for $50,000 in "seed money" that only nine finalists will win. The finalists are then sent home to try to bring their idea to fruition. Their challenge is how to best invest their $50,000 in seed money to win a place in the finale. All the while, judging the competition are THE MILLIONAIRES -- a three-person panel of business leaders who have achieved their own success with original concepts that they were able to bring to life. The three best inventions will compete in the live finale, where America will vote and decide what they believe is THE MILLION DOLLAR IDEA.

"Simon and Peter have conceived a fantastic show," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late-Night, ABC Entertainment. "Somebody out there has thought of the next Post-it Note or Starbucks, but they don´t have the means to actually make it happen. It´s going to be thrilling to find that person and make his or her dream a reality."

Added Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Chief Operating Officer, Production, FremantleMedia North America: "THE MILLION DOLLAR IDEA was born out of Simon´s desire to continue bringing talented and creative people to the forefront of reality television. Having worked with Simon for years, I am delighted to partner with him once again on a project that I feel will be a tremendous success."

ROCK STAR INXS Online Voting Really Screwed UP

Message boards and forums on the Internet are abuzz with numerous problems for people attempting to vote for their favorite performers on the new reality TV series ROCK STAR INXS.

MSN, who is one of the official sponsors of the show, is causing numerous complaints and issues for people who logged into the official website and finding that either there is no where on the main page to vote for their performers or a message appears that voting has close.

All the complaints are very similar in nature as one such post indicates:

clytores on the message board said:

"I have just finished watching the show:

(1) Can´t vote using the link.

(2) No link on exists.

This sucks. Clearly, your web page programmers took the rock star fantasy TOO FAR and was drunk, stoned, or whatever when the page was created."

Numerous other people are also complaining that they cannot vote if they are using another web browser other than Internet Explorer. While others are also complaining that people on Apple Macintosh Computers are not even allowed to vote.

(Editors note: Our staff had numerous problems attempting to vote as well - as we all kept getting messages that voting was closed. Unfortunately, no one from our staff was ever able to place a vote).

And now to add more salt to the wound, voters were informed at the end of last night´s performance that their vote may really not even count anyway since the general public will not be really deciding on who stays or who goes. The reason behind that is the band, Inxs, gets to eliminate one performer themselves tonight (out of the bottom three vote getters).

For a show that premiered on Monday with disappointing ratings - irrating the fans they do have may not be in the best interest of the series.

Monday, July 11, 2005

THE BACHELOR Going to Paris

The Most Romantic City in the World Plays Host to the Eighth Edition of The ABC Television Network´s Popular Romance Reality Series

The Search Is on for the Next Bachelor

From the magnificent view from of the Eiffel Tower to strolling down the breathtaking Champs Elysies to the historic Arc de Triomphe, Paris -- the City of Light -- will be the exciting new location for the eighth edition of THE BACHELOR - the first time the series has been set outside of the United States.

THE BACHELOR in Paris will romance 25 beautiful Bachelorettes. THE BACHELOR´s new playground offers numerous seductive possibilities with vast scenic panoramas, intimate bistros and mysteries lurking around every corner and side street.

And the search for America´s newest Bachelor is starting now! This season the producers are looking for the man of every woman's dreams: a handsome, ambitious, charming, successful guy who is looking to settle down. It´s a tall order to fill, so if you or someone you know is an accomplished CEO, doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur or business man and wants to find love, contact THE BACHELOR immediately.

For more information on how to nominate a bachelor or to download an application, please log on to or call THE BACHELOR hotline at (866) 739-3150. The deadline for tape submissions is August 17.

THE BACHELOR will get to know 25 women in a series of fun and exciting dates that will elicit real and raw emotions. Some lucky women will meet his family, and he´ll visit their hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the woman with whom he is most compatible.

THE BACHELOR will continue to eliminate women each week until ultimately deciding on the one woman who has captured his heart. At the end of the journey, the BACHELOR may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes?


Starting tonight at 9:00pm ET/PT, GSN (Game Show Network) is premiering the first episode of the very first season of THE AMAZING RACE

GSN is promoting their syndicate rights of the showing with a heavy dose of advertising.

Follow the race to a brand new place.

Tune in every night at 9:00pm ET/PT for THE AMAZING RACE.

See all seven seasons form the beginning only on GSN.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

DANCING WITH THE STARS Winner Kelly Monaco Reappears in PLAYBOY

Nude pictures of Kelly Monaco, the winner of the surprise reality hit series DANCING WITH THE STARS, has reappeared back on PLAYBOY Cyber Club.

Kelly, who was Miss April for PLAYBOY in 1997, also appeared in the soap opera series GENERAL HOSPITAL.

The all nude pictorials is available at

ROCK STAR INXS To Premiere Monday on CBS

Celebrated Rock Guitarist Dave Navarro And Brooke Burke To Host ROCK STAR: INXS, Set To Premiere Monday, July 11, On CBS.

The 15 new performers vying to become the new lead singer of the internationally renowned band INXS. ROCK STAR: INXS, will begin 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) on the CBS Television Network.

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).

Following are the 15 performers (in alphabetical order): (pictures of the contestants can be seen at

Mig Ayesa
Age 35
London, England (born in Manila, raised in Sydney, Australia)

Brandon Calhoon
Age 31
Beaverton, Mich. (just relocated to Hermosa Beach, CA)

Neal Carslon
Age 29
Queens, NY
Musician/Administrative Assistant

Marty Casey
Age 31
Chicago, IL
Musician/Real Estate Appraiser

Daphna Dove
Age 29
Los Angeles (born in Germany, raised in New York City)
Musician/Legal Secretary

J.D. Fortune
Age 31
Oakville, Ontario (originally from Nova Scotia)

Deanna Johnston
Age 36
Reseda, Calif. (originally from Kingston, Ontario)

Suzie McNeil
Age 28
Toronto, Ontario

Dana Robbins
Age 30
Studio City, CA. (originally from Las Vegas)
Musician/Dancer/Yoga Instructor/Bartender

Jessica Robinson
Age 25
Chicago, IL

Heather Luttrell
Age 27
Atlanta, GA

Ail Seabrook
Age 28
Pasadena, CA (originally from NC)

Tara Slone
Age 31
Toronto, Ontario

Ty Taylor
Age 36
Las Vegas (originally from Montclair, NJ)

Jordis Unga
Age 22
St. Paul, MN

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.

The 15 performers will be housed together in a Hollywood Hills home. Each week will feature taped reality segments focusing on the performers´ relationships and activities (Monday episodes), along with a performance competition (Tuesday) and weekly results (Wednesday).

Friday, July 08, 2005

NBC Announces A New Unscripted Series DEAL OR NO DEAL

NBC will broadcast DEAL OR NO DEAL, a new unscripted series from the producers of NBC´s FEAR FACTOR and EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION that pits in-studio contestants against each other in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition for a top prize worth millions of dollars. The announcement was made today by Craig Plestis, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming & Development.

The series is based on a previous format by its production company, Endemol USA and is currently a success internationally, being broadcast in 38 countries.

"This series is a proven winner that challenges contestants to overcome their own nerves in a pressure-cooker environment," said Plestis. "There are no physical stunts or trivia questions to answer. In order to claim a fortune, the winner will essentially have to know when to say ´when.´"

"DEAL OR NO DEAL is a big and exciting game show that contains nail-biting drama and hefty cash prizes," said David Goldberg, President of Endemol USA. "Its delivering huge numbers all around the world and we´re confident in the shows ability to connect with viewers in the U.S."

Thursday, July 07, 2005

MR ROMANCE Is Now Casting For Second Season

Oxygen´s hit reality show, MR ROMANCE, where handsome men compete for the title of the most romantic guy in America has announced a new casting call.

In it´s 2nd season, the show is now casting men between the ages of 21-45. Applicants must be very attractive, outgoing, charming, energetic, able to talk openly on camera and also have a healthy competitive nature. They must be also in great physical shape. They can also be single or married. If you think you are, or know someone that is the most romantic guy in America, then they want to hear from you.

Please email a short bio and picture to:
or mail submissions to
1438 N. Gower Street
Bldg. 15 Suite 200
Hollywood, CA 90028
Attn: Chad Hillman