Sunday, June 1, 2003

List of summer reality shows



NBC:

Crime & Punishment: Dick Wolf's real-life crime series returns for a second season in the San Diego District Attorney's office (10 p.m. today, Channels 5, 22).

For Love or Money: A Dallas attorney dates 15 women, not knowing that the winner get a choice of him or $1 million (9 p.m. Monday).

Dog Eat Dog: The indoors Fear Factor extreme stunt show started a second season Monday (8 p.m.).

Fame: Debbie Allen, the dancer and former Fame star, puts promising young performers through the paces before celebrity judges (8 p.m. Wednesday.)

Meet My Folks: Parents must approve their child's date again in the second season (10 p.m. June 9).

Last Comic Standing: The Search for the Funniest Person in America: Can you top this? Ten young comedians live together while competing for a TV talent contract (9 p.m., June 10).

The Restaurant: Mark Burnett (Survivor) chronicles the planning and opening of Chef Rocco DiSpirito's Manhattan restaurant (late July).

Average Joe: A "beauty queen and former NFL cheerleader" looks for Mr. Right among 16 guys with "great hearts, but admittedly average looks." Hosted by Kathy Griffin (late July).

Who Wants To Marry My Mom: Children of a single parent pick a date for their mother (no air date).

Race to the Altar: Eight engaged couples play games to win a free wedding (no air date).

Around the World in 80 Dates: A wealthy bachelor circles the globe in a private jet looking for his love (no air date).

Love Shack: A single woman and single man share a beach house while dating others. When each finds a mate, viewers vote on the best couple (no air date).

Fox

American Juniors: Fox's pint-sized American Idol competition showcases singers and dancers ages 6-13 and their pushy parents (8 p.m. Tuesday, Channels 19, 45).

Paradise Hotel: Six single men and six single women party at a resort hotel, then vote out a person - to be replaced by a viewer (8 p.m., June 16).

Anything for Love: Fox promises everything from asking a former boyfriend to break off his engagement to "extravagant" blind dates (9 p.m., June 16).

CBS

The Amazing Race 4: Twelve couples race around the world for $1 million (8 p.m. Thursday, Channels 12, 7).

Big Brother 4: Cameras and microphones again record every move and conversation of a group of strangers - some very strange strangers - in a Los Angeles house (July 8).

Cupid: Simon Cowell (American Idol) created this dating show in which the "Cupid girl" - Lisa Shannon, 25, from suburban Detroit - and two friends try to pick Lisa's perfect guy (July 9).

ABC

The Roseanne Reality Show: A 13-week series about Roseanne preparing a cooking and talk show for the ABC Family channel (late July).

The Will: Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor, Are You Hot?) pits heirs against each other to win portions of the estate (no air date).

State v.: ABC camera crews have been given unprecedented access to the prosecution of a Denver first-degree murder (no air date).

The Family: The conclusion of ABC's March series about an extended New York area family competing for the family fortune (no air date).

Love For Sale: A committed couple is offered $100,000 if one of the two will go on a Caribbean vacation with a mystery person from his/her past (no air date).

The Swap: Two women from different social classes switch families (no air date).

WB

Boarding House: North Shore: Mark Burnett edits WB's footage of top surfers competing and living together in Hawaii (8 p.m. June 18).

Pepsi Smash: Top rock groups perform live on a weekly summer concert series (July) which will promote Pepsi's Play for a Billion cash give-away special (September).

- John Kiesewetter




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