Sunday, September 12, 2010

2010 Fall REALITY TV Show Premier Dates, Trailers & Websites...

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If you're a huge TV fan like me, then I'm sure you can appreciate the struggle in trying to keep track of when all of your favorite TV Shows (and new TV Shows) are going to be starting again, or premiering for the first time this Fall Season.

Well, I found a great article in the Toronto Sun where they gave a summary of the majority of the Fall 2010 TV Show Premier Dates.  I took it a couple steps further and pulled together summaries for each of the shows, their Official Websites, and also the Trailers that I found kicking around on YouTube and etc. (and when the trailers weren't available, I grabbed video from previous seasons and etc.).

Please note that I pulled together the summaries of each of the TV Shows from either IMDb, Wikipedia, or the actual TV Show's Official Website (see links below).

I tried to include all of the Comedy, Drama and Reality TV details on one post, but the time it took to load was just insane. So I decided to break them down by their Genres into separate posts instead. This post focuses on the Reality TV Shows for this fall. Please see the following pages for the Comedy TV Shows and the Drama TV Shows.

Firstly, here's the article from the Toronto Sun where I found the list of shows, and their Fall TV Debut Dates:

The fall TV preview


(Dates always subject to change by the networks)

Sept. 15:

Survivor (CBS, Global)

Survivor: Nicaragua will be the twenty-first season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. The 20 contestants will be divided up into two tribes based on their ages. The Espada tribe will feature contestants over the age of 40, and the La Flor tribe will include contestants aged 30 years and younger.

Sept. 16:

The Apprentice (NBC, Global)

The Apprentice is an American reality television show hosted by real estate magnate, businessman and television personality, Donald Trump, created by Mark Burnett and broadcast on NBC. Billed as "The Ultimate Job Interview", the show stars sixteen to eighteen business people competing in an elimination-style competition for a one-year, $250,000 starting contract of running one of business magnate Trump's companies.

Sept. 20:

Dancing with the Stars (ABC, CTV)

Dancing with the Stars is a reality show airing on ABC in the United States. Every season, celebrities and professional dancers are paired up. Celebrities have included race-car drivers, Olympic athletes, football players, supermodels, actors, singers, astronauts, and teen-heartthrobs. Each couple will perform Ballroom or Latin dances and compete with the others for judges points and audience votes. Whichever couple receives the lowest total amount of judges points and audience votes is eliminated until a champion is named.

Sept. 21:

The Biggest Loser (NBC, Citytv)

The Biggest Loser is an American reality game show that debuted on NBC October 19, 2004. The basic premise of the show is that obese people become contestants who are competing to win $250,000 (originally $100,000) by losing the highest percentage of weight (originally, the winner was to lose the highest amount of weight in pure numbers, but this was later - beginning with Season 1, Episode 7 - changed to the highest percentage of weight in order to evenly rebalance the playing field).

Sept. 22:

Hell's Kitchen (Fox)

Hell's Kitchen is an American reality-television cooking competition (based on a series of the same name, broadcast in the UK) broadcast on FOX. It is hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Dragons' Den (CBC)

Dragons' Den is a series of reality television programmes featuring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists.The contestants are usually product designers or service operators who have what they consider to be a viable and potentially very profitable business idea, but who lack funding and direction. They pitch their idea to five rich entrepreneurial businesspeople, the eponymous "dragons". They have, before the show, named an amount of money that they wish to get, and the rules stipulate that if they do not raise at least this amount from the dragons, they get nothing. In return, the contestant gives the dragons a percentage of the company's stock, which is the chief point of negotiation.Once the contestant has made their presentation, the dragons then probe the idea further, often revealing an embarrassing lack of preparation on the part of the contestants or uncovering troubling facts, and consequently rejecting the investment, or revealing a sound business proposition and offering to invest capital in return for equity.

Trailer (Series Premier):

Sept. 24:

School Pride (NBC)

From executive producers Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Denise Cramsey ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "True Beauty"), School Pride is a proactive, alternative series that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. While transforming the school, the community also restores its sense of value and school pride.

Sept. 26:

The Amazing Race (CBS, CTV)

The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg. Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety of transportation modes, including planes, balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxis, rental cars, trains, buses, boats, and by foot. The clues in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. These challenges are related in some manner to the country or culture where they are located. Teams are progressively eliminated until three are left; at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded a grand prize of $1 million.

Undercover Boss (CBS, CTV)

Undercover Boss is a television franchise series that has been released in multiple countries. It is originally based on the 2009 British Channel 4 series of the same name.

The show’s format is based on a senior executive of a company working undercover in their own firm to investigate how the company really works and identify how it can be improved, as well as rewarding the hard working staff.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC, Citytv)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE), often incorrectly referred to as Extreme Home Makeover, is a reality television series providing home renovations for less-fortunate families, hosted by Ty Pennington.Each episode features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship – such as a natural disaster or a family member with a life-threatening illness. The show's producers coordinate with a local construction contractor, which then coordinates with various companies in the building trades for a makeover of the family's home. That includes interior, exterior and landscaping, which is performed in seven days while the family is on vacation (paid for by the show's producers), which is documented in the episode. If the house is beyond repair, they replace it entirely. The show's producers and crew film set and perform the makeover but do not pay for it. The materials and labor are donated. Many skilled and unskilled volunteers assist in the rapid construction of the house.

Battle of the Blades (CBC)

Battle of the Blades is a Canadian figure skating reality show and competition that airs on CBC Television. It is broadcast with a live audience at the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. With Maple Leaf Gardens under renovation however, the show will be filmed elsewhere in season 2.CBC has renewed the series for a second season, with former NHL stars Theo Fleury and Russ Courtnall competing.

Trailer (Series Premier):

All For One with Debbie Travis (CBC).

'All For One with Debbie Travis' is a new, inspiring hour-long prime-time reality series that has Canada's beloved home renovating icon and best-selling author traveling across the country attempting to bring communities together to complete ambitious, modern-day 'barn raisings'.

In each episode, Debbie Travis visits a different Canadian town or city where she surprises the locals with plans for a stunning home construction project as a reward for an unsuspecting community hero. What the community doesn't know - is that Debbie is on her own. She has the plans, the supplies and the know-how but there is no big team of professionals to do the job - volunteers have to step in, step up and come together to do the work themselves ...and they have only 5 days to do it!

Video Clip of Debbie Travis on The Dragon's Den (No Trailer for the show was available):

Oct. 1:

Teach: Tony Danza (A&E).

Long before his iconic acting career, which includes roles in “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” Tony Danza received a degree in History Education. During the 2009-2010 school year, he took on his most challenging and rewarding role yet as he stepped into the classroom as a full-time teacher at Philadelphia’s Northeast High School. “Teach Tony Danza” follows the first year-teacher as he instructs a 10th-grade English class with 26 students.

I tried to include all of the Comedy, Drama and Reality TV details on one post, but the time it took to load was just insane. So I decided to break them down by their Genres instead.

Please see the following link for the Comedy Debut Dates, Official Websites, Trailers and Summaries: Comedy TV Shows.

Please see the following link for the Drama Debut Dates, Official Websites, Trailers and Summaries: Drama TV Shows.


(Image: by wsilver on flickr


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