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2009-09-16 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GSN (Game Show Network) announced today the return of two of its most popular original series--THE NEWLYWED GAME and CATCH 21--each with new features for the new season. The second season of THE NEWLYWED GAME, hosted by Carnie Wilson, will premiere on Monday, October 12 and air weekdays at 6:00pm ET. Season three of CATCH 21, hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, will premiere following THE NEWLYWED GAME at 6:30pm ET. THE NEWLYWED GAME returns with...

2008-11-10 15:00:15

How do you bring some of America's most elusive criminals to justice? Audiences will get hilarious answers to that question on the new Fox Reality Channel original series "Smile, You're Under Arrest!" premiering Saturday, December 27, at 7pET/4pPT. The only all-reality, all-the-time cable and satellite network brings a three-part series, featuring real-life sting operations that combine criminal justice with elaborate improvisational scenarios In this innovative reality show, a talented...

2008-10-14 03:00:19

Who Knew Comedy Could Be So Dangerous? Fox Reality Channel Brian Peterson, Director, Corp. Communications 310-369-0009 Fox Reality Channel, the only all-reality, all-the-time cable and satellite network has greenlit production on its latest original series "Smile...You're Under Arrest!," an inventive and unique show that constructs elaborate stings to bring real fugitives to justice. Armed with a troupe of improvisational actors and police officers, "Smile...You're Under Arrest!"...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

Summertime TV has been dabbling in game shows and contestant humiliation since 2001, when NBC debuted Fear Factor with an episode featuring players lowered into a pit filled with rats. But this year, the networks have taken their game to a whole new level with programs that show competitors getting punched in the face and falling into a pit of mud as they try to climb an obstacle-course wall -- or players dressed like bugs getting slammed against car windshields. One entire series is built...

2008-07-17 21:00:26

By MARK A. PERIGARD "THE GONG SHOW WITH DAVE ATTELL" Series premiere tonight at 10 on Comedy Central. Grade: C- "REALITY BITES BACK" Series premiere tonight at 10:30 on Comedy Central. Grade: B- A woman farts into a microphone. Repeatedly. To the beat of music. It's supposed to be shocking or entertaining, depending on your sobriety, but in a week in which a cable network debuted a game show dedicated to making contestants vomit (G4's "Hurl"), it is simply sad. People will do...

2008-07-15 09:00:56

It seems almost a compliment to say the latest incarnation of "The Gong Show" is bad. After all, the idea behind the game/freak show hosted by Chuck Barris from 1976-1980 was that it was so bad it was good fun. But Comedy Central's "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" is just bad. If not for the always funny Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in the first episode, it would be gonged in less than five minutes. Only Paris Hilton would have been a worse selection than Dave Attell as host. Attell is...

2008-07-14 09:00:29

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The Oasis at the Beverly Hilton is a large outdoor courtyard surrounded by sleek hotel towers. It's decorated with a wide, flat fountain, palm trees, mood lighting. Last Friday night, it was also teeming with big-name stars. Holly Hunter was there. So was Tim Robbins, Kyra Sedgwick and Tony Curtis. Gloria Reuben, Jane Kaczmarek, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and big-deal producer Steven Bochco were in the house. Or, technically, the yard. There were dozens more, nibbling...

2008-07-07 21:00:17

A man has filed a lawsuit against Eminem, claiming the rapper punched him two years ago while they were in the restroom of a Detroit strip club. The Detroit News reports Miad Jarbou of Royal Oak filed the lawsuit Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court seeking more than $25,000 in damages. The lawsuit claims Eminem punched him July 13, 2006, at Cheetah's On the Strip Gentlemen's Club. A message seeking comment was left Friday by The Associated Press with an Eminem spokesman. Eminem,...

2008-06-24 09:02:54

By Susan Pierce and Christine Simmons, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jun. 24--Still in "American Idol" withdrawal, we checked out two other TV talent shows, both on NBC, searching for the next big star. The shows: "America's Got Talent" and "Nashville Star." THE HOST WITH THE MOST Susan Pierce: I'd have to say Jerry Springer, simply because he had more interaction with his show's acts. Whereas "Nashville Star" host Billy Ray Cyrus is only onstage to introduce and usher off each...

2006-06-27 00:31:07

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Working on the theory that viewers will show up in large numbers for any show at all with amateur performers and three judges, NBC offered up "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday night. The theory still has a few bugs though, made obvious by the low level of talent onstage and the high level of cloning in the production offices. And yet a show like this was inevitable. Given the overwhelming and mostly inexplicable success of...


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