Fox, Spielberg have Lot going on in summer

By Reuters

Feb 22, 2007

Just in time for blockbuster season at the megaplexes, Fox will premiere the Steven Spielberg reality TV show on May 16.

On the Lot is an elimination-style contest among aspiring filmmakers that culminates with the winner receiving a $1 million development deal with Spielberg's DreamWorks production company.

Lot is set to bow in a Wednesday berth and then move to a Monday-Tuesday rotation for the rest of the summer. On May 28, the 16 finalists will be revealed, and their first film efforts will be screened. On May 29, the first four contestants will be eliminated in what Lot has dubbed the "box office results" show at 8 p.m. for May 16.

Spielberg and DreamWorks Television are partnered on the series with reality guru Mark Burnett.

As for the rest of Fox's summer schedule, the network will bring back So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday, May 24, before it settles into its regular Wednesday-Thursday rotation of performance and results shows at 8 p.m. (The May 30 edition will be a two-hour installment.)

Returning comedy The Loop is back on Sundays starting June 10 in the 9:30 p.m. slot. The cooking competition show Hell's Kitchen is getting fired up again for a June 25 premiere in the Monday 8 p.m. slot.

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  • seasponge2004 Feb 27, 2007

    Im not a big fan of reality tv, but I can really get behind this show if it doesnt have all the fake drama other reality shows have

  • chap55 Feb 26, 2007

    well three realtiy shows for fox in the summer wow

  • Proman84 Feb 24, 2007

    I'm there.

  • tinkslh Feb 23, 2007

    Finally a reality show on something I'm interested in, this should be good. The involvement of Spielberg and DreamWorks makes it even better.

  • GATZ1000 Feb 23, 2007

    Maybe Ill Check It Out Maybe I Won't Who Knows Its To Early to Tell.

  • logossun Feb 23, 2007

    I never watch any reality shows, but since this show might showcase actual filmmaking talent, I'll give it a go!

  • pb24 Feb 22, 2007

    This show has great potential on the network. And the fact of the matter is, the people will be judged on their TALENT. Most reality shows based on professionals really come off well (for example: Top Chef, American Idol, Project Runway).

  • Water78 Feb 22, 2007

    i might check this show out.

  • AlkaStealther Feb 22, 2007

    seems an original show, I'll see it