New series star Vince Neil, supermodel Petra Nemcova, Facebook users, and Brooklyn Tech students

Facebook users, Brooklyn Tech high school students, Vince Neil, and Petra Nemcova will all star in forthcoming reality shows and/or pilots.

Producer R.J. Cutler will follow Facebook users for a Comcast on-demand cable reality series called Facebook Diaries. For the “10-part half-hour series,” Facebook users will “submit videos ranging in length from one minute to 20 minutes” that will be “edit[ed] for obscenity, vulgarity and copyright infringement,” and then combined “around a specific theme, such as ‘Who am I’ or ‘How I coped with a broken heart,'” Variety reports.

Vince Neil, lead singer for Motley Crue, “is working on the pilot for a new A&E reality-TV show,” Blabbermouth.net reported. He broke the news on a Q104.3 radio program earlier this month, and the site says “the program will follow the singer and his family after his parents have moved in with him.”

MTV will follow students at Brooklyn Tech for a proposed new reality series called Brooklyn, according to the school’s newspaper (via The New York Post). The newspaper reported that “MTV will be filming a pilot about Brooklyn” and “producers are looking for Brooklyn Tech Sophomores and Juniors,” and notes that the school’s diversity was attractive to the network. MTV had no comment for the Post.

Finally, supermodel Petra Nemcova will be the star of TLC’s The Petra Nemcova Project, a competition series that Variety describes as a “grittier take” on modeling than other shows have provided. It “will feature younger models, aged 18-24 … [who] are living in New York, auditioning for the chance to win a contract with NEXT modeling agency. More than one of the models can win a contract, but [executive producer David] Broome said most won’t. … Nemcova will serve as a mentor and guide for the would-be models, helping them understand the worlds of fashion and modeling agencies.” It debuts this summer.

Comcast books some ‘Face’ time [Variety]
MTV to Profile Brooklyn Tech Students in New Show [BTHSnews]
MOTLEY CRuE Frontman Working On New Reality-TV Show [Blabbermouth.net]
TLC restyles catwalk show [Variety]

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Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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