Fox Reality channel will launch in May.

Fox Reality channel will launch in May.
On May 24, Fox will launch its cable reality channel Fox Reality. The network’s general manager said “he has locked up more than 1,000 hours of programming and about 30 series,” which “will include both Fox faves (‘The Swan,’ Joe Millionaire, Temptation Island) and hits from non-News Corp. outlets (Last Comic Standing, For Love or Money),” according to Variety. Also included will be Love Cruise and Mad, Mad House. The new network “is also in talks with Warner Bros.-owned Telepictures to acquire off-net episodes of Mike Fleiss’ ABC vet The Bachelor.” GM David Lyle tells Variety, “No one has refused to play ball. We’re interested in the widest range of reality programming we can get.” Fox Reality will debut before the reality TV cast member-launched and -funded channel Reality Central, which still says on its web site that it is “[s]et to launch in 2004.”

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Frankie on Big Brother

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Shark Tank

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