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France’s prime minister not happy with reality TV show that follows politicians.

France’s prime minister not happy with reality TV show that follows politicians. France’s TF1 is planning to air 36 Hours, a reality TV show that will follow a politician who spends a day and a half with a family. However, France’s prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin isn’t thrilled that Jean-Francois Cope, his spokesperson, will be the …

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Big Brother renewed through 2006; third season will be released on DVD.

Big Brother renewed through 2006; third season will be released on DVD. Big Brother 4‘s ratings–it “consistently wins its time slots in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic”–have led CBS to renew the show for three more years, through 2006, Entertainment Weekly reports in its Sept. 5 issue. CBS chief Les Moonves tells EW, “[i]t’s amazing how …

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Joe Schmo debuts tonight.

Joe Schmo debuts tonight. Spike TV’s first reality TV show, Joe Schmo, debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The series actually chronicles a “staged reality show” called Lap of Luxury, which features a cast of actors starring as contestants and producers–and one guy who thinks he’s on a real show. Matt Kennedy Gould participates in …

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