Plimoth Plantation opens Colonial House exhibit, where houses will be reconstructed. Plimoth Plantation, the museum in Massachusetts where the Colonial House cast trained for two weeks prior to filming, has opened an exhibit based upon the show. As part of Setting the Scene for PBS’s Colonial House, visitors “have a chance to pick up similar… continue reading
colonists Amy-Kristina and Jonathon talk about lingering effects of colonial life. In a chat with WashingtonPost.com visitors, Colonial House‘s Amy-Kristina Herbert and Jonathon Allen answered questions (The Wyers family chatted on Tuesday). Among the revelations: Amy-Kristina is dating Danny Tisdale, and she says her departure was pre-planned because the producers, not knowing that the Wyers… continue reading
PBS’ Colonial House debuts tonight. The producers of Manor House and Frontier House take 24 people back to colonial America, circa 1628, for five months when Colonial House debuts tonight. The series airs over four nights–May 17 and 18, and 24 and 25–in pairs of back-to-back hour-long episodes. (Since this is PBS, check your local… continue reading
Colonial House servant is gay. One of the cast members of PBS’ forthcoming Colonial House is gay. Jonathon Allen, a grad student from North Carolina, will work as the indentured servant in the home of the lay preacher. The producer says that “[t]here were homosexuals then, but it was much more or less caught in… continue reading
Colonial House cast trained for two weeks at a Mass. museum/attraction. Prior to living as if they were in the 17th century, the 17 Colonial House participants trained for two weeks at the Plimoth Plantation, a museum/attraction in Mass. The participants “spent time behind the scenes at the museum’s Pilgrim village, learning to garden, start… continue reading
Subway is Out of Home Dining Sponsor for Idol 3; PBS wants sponsors. American Idol 3 will feature all of your favorite sponsors from last season, including Coca-Cola, Ford, Clairol Herbal Essences, AT&T Wireless, and Old Navy, but there will be one more product to fill up vast amounts of time: Subway. And unbelievably, as… continue reading
Colonial House will debut in May. PBS and Thirteen/WNET’s next US-produced time capsule reality series will debut in May. Colonial House will air over four nights, May 10 to 14, from 8 to 10 p.m. The colonists are separated into four houses, two of which contain “indentured servants,” and one of which is designated for… continue reading
Manor House and American Idol nominated for TV critics’ awards. TV critics may bitch about reality TV, but they’ve nominated two reality TV shows for awards. The 2003 Television Critics Association Awards nominees include American Idol, which is competing for program of the year against shows such as Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and HBO’s… continue reading
“We were actually grateful and fond of the staff, though not reciprocated.” Manor House‘s Sir John, also known as John Olliff-Cooper, says in a chat that the family was “actually grateful and fond of the staff, though not reciprocated.” He also reveals that his wife’s sister, Avril, “won’t talk to me at all, which is… continue reading
next House show: singles will search for love in Jane Austen’s time. The UK’s Channel 4 is planning a new historical immersion reality TV show that will place participants in 1811, the Regency period of English history that was captured in Jane Austen’s novels and populated by people including Lord Byron and Napoleon. In an… continue reading
PBS shows “look at a time and place by putting people in that environment.” PBS’ Manor House, which continues with two more episodes tonight on PBS, exists “to look at a time and place by putting people in that environment to learn about it,” its executive producer tells the AP. Beth Hoppe says they “get… continue reading
PBS’ Manor House debuts tonight. PBS series of people-living-in-houses- continues tonight with the debut of Manor House. Nineteen people, including a family of five and 14 staff members, are divided, literally, by class inside a 1905 Edwardian Britain mansion. Because they “were unhappy about the Spartan accommodations and exhausted by the workdays,” two “servants” quit… continue reading
1940 House debuts tonight. PBS continues its families-living-in-the-past reality TV series tonight when it debuts 1940 House, which follows both Frontier House and last year’s 1900 House. This show “featur[es] a family living in wartime Britain.” Check your local PBS listings for times.
follow-up to Frontier House planned; Colonial House set in colonial times. PBS’s series Frontier House, which followed families as they attempted to live as if it was 1800s Montana, will be followed by a similar series called Colonial House. Production on the colonial America-set show will begin early next year.
Frontier House participant quits job, moves back to Montana. One of the participants in PBS’s six-hour reality TV series that followed three families living as if it were 1883 has decided that he wants to live near where the show was filmed. Mark Glenn quit his job and is now working as a ranch hand… continue reading