September 29, 2010

TV TimeZ


ABC:  The Middle, Better With You, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Whole Truth
CBS:  Survivor Nicaragua, Criminal Minds, The Defenders
CW:   America's Next Top Model, Hellcats
FOX:  Hell's Kitchen
NBC:  Undercovers, Law & Order: SVU; Law and Order: LA (premiere)

ABC is giving Brad Womack a second chance to find love when the network's romance reality series The Bachelor debuts a fifteenth installment next January. Womack appeared on The Bachelor in 2007 and during the finale that aired in November opted to not offer the final rose and a marriage proposal to one of two remaining bachelorettes thus shocking fans of the show. After being dubbed "the most hated Bachelor" in the show's history, Womack has undergone intensive therapy the last three years saying he is now ready to make the marriage commitment. The Bachelor is hosted by Chris Harrison and is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Cast members from TLC's newest reality television series Sister Wives are currently involved in a bigamy investigation led by police Lt. Darren Paul in Lehi, Utah. Lt. Paul says the investigation was prompted by the reality TV show that depicts the lifestyle of advertising salesman Kody Brown and his four wives, 13 children and three stepchildren. Brown is legally married only to one of his wives, though refers to the other three women as his spouses. TLC premiered the series this past Sunday attracting 2.3 million total viewers. Bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah and punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years. The Utah law states a person can be found guilty of bigamy through cohabitation and not only through legal marriage contracts. Stay tuned ...
ABC Family
approved three pilot projects set to begin production this fall:

  • Nine Lives - One-hour drama about 16-year old Chloe King living with her single mom who discovers she has extraordinary abilities and is being pursued by a mysterious person. Chloe find out she is part of an ancient race that have been hunted by human assassins for a millennia. Alloy Entertainment is producing. The project is based on the book series The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Celia Thomson. Casting is TBA.
  • Switched at Birth - A one-hour scripted drama about two teen girls who find out they were accidentally switched at birth. One grew up in a wealthy family while the other grew up with a single mom in a poor neighborhood. Casting is TBA.
  • Strut - The approval on this project is cast-contingent; another one-hour scripted drama about a showgirl named Roxy who marries a stranger after a wild evening. Roxy finds herself living in a small town in Texas and tries to whip the high school's struggling drill team into shape