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
Frontier House debuts tonight. PBS’s six-hour, three day reality TV series that follows three families who agreed to live as if it were 1883 debuts tonight. Frontier House is based upon last year’s 1900 House, and it takes place in 1883 Montana, where the three families–which included some small children–lived for five months without any… continue reading
PBS may bring back “An American Family.” The original reality TV show–PBS’ “An American Family,” which followed a single family for a year–is coming back to PBS, mostly because of the success of other similar shows this year, including PBS’ own “1800 House.” Also possible: An American version of the 1800 House, maybe called Frontier… continue reading
The Real World is no 1900 House. WKSU’s Ann VerWiebe compares PBS’ Real-World-in-1900 show with MTV’s original, and decides that PBS’ entry is a lot more real, especially when it comes to the issues the family faced in the antique home.