The Great Escape
The clock is ticking as a contestant attempts to escape from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier by rappelling over the side, in this brand new photo from TNT's upcoming reality series The Great Escape.
The Great Escape, which comes from the producers of CBS hit The Amazing Race, follows teams as they compete in challenges similar to scenes from action/adventure movies. Rich Eisen hosts the show, which premieres Sunday, June 24 at 10/9c, after a new episode of Falling Skies.
The network fall lineups are starting to take shape. As execs lick their wounds, dust off their failures and prepare to try it again with a whole new crop of shows, this is the time of year when they tell themselves — and more importantly, try to convince advertisers — that next season will be different.
And sometimes it is. Witness ABC's 2004 turn-around year, when Lost and Desperate Housewives hit the air, or the 1994 season, when NBC was blessed with ER and Friends. But those game-changing years don't come along often. As we head into the mid-May network "upfront" presentations (when new series are unveiled to media buyers and bubble shows are fed their fates), here's a network-by-network guide on what to look out for.
World's Wildest Police Videos
Paul Stojanovich Jr. practically grew up in the back of patrol cars, spending time with his father, the executive producer of World's Wildest Police Videos. Sadly, the elder Paul Stojanovich died accidentally in 2003, at the age of 47. But his son, now 28, is looking to carry on his father's legacy by bringing back Police Videos, which premieres Monday at 8/7c on Spike TV.
Love in the Wild Season 2
NBC's summer dating series Love In The Wild returns next month with 14 new contestants — and also a twist.
As viewers in record numbers time-shift shows and watch them on demand, networks are scrambling to get audiences back into the habit of watching TV as it airs. "Everyone is so concerned about DVRing, which is a legitimate concern," says one exec. "Anything you can do to minimize it is a bonus."
That includes a nod to the early days of TV: live programming. Next fall, the networks are expected to air more regular live broadcasts than at any time since the 1950s, thanks to...
The Legend of Korra
Things are heating up on Nickelodeon's new hit animated series The Legend of Korra, as this week the love triangle between Korra (voiced by Janet Varney), Mako (David Faustino) and Bolin (P.J. Byrne) is revealed.
In "The Spirit of the Competition," which airs Saturday, Korra asks one of her mentor's children how to get the attention of Mako, who has started spending more time with a new girl. Romantic rivalries soon threaten to "shake the foundation" of the relationship between Korra, Mako and Bolin.
Fox's dark prince of reality TV, Mike Darnell, is dusting off a few of his old tricks. The network has ordered new summer dating game show The Choice, which uses spinning chairs reminiscent of NBC's The Voice and applies it to romance — with celebrities thrown in for good measure.
Hosted by Cat Deeley, The Choice, which debuts Thursday, June 7 at 9/8c, is a mash-up of The Voice and The Dating Game. Four single celebrities (to be announced later) will sit in...
Putting together a primetime lineup takes more than just throwing darts at an empty schedule. (Well, most of the time.) As the networks put together their fall plans, it's up to the scheduling executives to parse test-audience scores, research data, producer pleas and gut instincts to determine which new and returning series should make it and when they should air.
But sometimes serendipity ...
Apocalypse now? TV Guide Magazine confirms that Netflix has approached CBS about reviving cult fave Jericho — and the network, through its CBS TV Studios production arm, is considering it.
The Glass House
ABC is already getting into the singing competition game with this summer's Duets, and now it's taking on CBS' long-running Big Brother as well. The network has partnered with a former Big Brother producer to build The Glass House, which will air this summer.