June 6, 2011

TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ

June 6, 2011
GSN: Baggage at 730p; Lingo at 8p
FOX: MasterChef Part 1 at 8p
HGTV: My Yard Goes Disney at 8p; House Hunters on Vacation at 830p; HGTV'd at 9p
ABC Family: Switched at Birth at 9p
OWN: Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal at 9p; The Dr. Laura Berman Show at 10p
Investigation Discovery: Behind Mansion Walls at 10p
TLC: Kate Plus 8 at 10p
TV One: Unsung at 10p
Discovery Channel: American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior Part 2 at 9p

ABC:   The Bachelorette, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
NBC:  Minute to Win It, L&O: LA

The cast of Jersey Shore traveled to Florence, Italy to film its fourth season now slated to premiere on MTV August 4 at 10p.  Even before the fourth season opens, Jersey Shore begins production on season five this month going back to where it all began, on the beach at Seaside Heights. MTV also airs a one-hour Jersey Shore special on July 28 at 10p documenting the rise of the show and its cast into a pop culture phenomenon.   Jersey Shore is produced by 495 Productions. 

After some back and forth, it now appears Cheryl Cole will be joining the cast of The X Factor here in the US.  It was reported just a week ago she was dropped from the show - reasons included her accent may be difficult for Americans to understand, and that she would be returning to the UK version of the show. None of those reports were officially confirmed. Simon Cowell's camp told the BBC News website he was in talks with the US producers Fox and FremantleMedia to bring Cole back.  She is expected to return to the show later this week, joining her fellow judges in New Jersey for auditions.

Casting Call: World of Wonder Productions is casting for a new docu-series and is seeking adult children who have bipolar mothers.  Do you have a mother who is bipolar? How has it shaped your childhood?  This new docu-series reveals how the bipolar disorder affects a mother's relationship with her children.  If you or someone you know struggles with bipolar disorder send an email to: bipolarfamilies@gmail.com .  Include with the email your name, age, current location, occupation, telephone number and photos.  Send along a brief bio on your family and how it has been affected by bipolar disorder and also mention how your relationship is currently with your mother or you to your own children.  Show candidates must be more than 18 years old to apply. 

Casting Call: A television series in development titled Heir Heads from Lou Reda Productions Inc. is casting for males and females aged 18-25 whose family owns their own business and the applicants would be looking to get involved or already are involved with the business.  Applicants can range from wild or spoiled to driven and focused.  The show is looking for people in New York City and the surrounding area.  Interested applicants should send an email to: heirheadscasting@gmail.com .