With the pool of celebrities willing to participate in reality shows dwindling (seriously, the guy from Crazytown is now considered a celebrity?), reality-show producers are mining a new source of entertainment--relatives of celebrities.
NBC has conditionally ordered a series from Lisa Kudrow's Is or Isn't Entertainment production company titled Who Do You Think You Are, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is based on the UK television show of the same name, and uncovers the genealogy of volunteering stars.
The results, which are read before the star and an audience, can be surprising and uncover a bit of scandal, mystery, and intrigue. Producers are currently digging through celebs' pasts to round up potential participants. If a good group of stars are found, NBC will give the show a green light.
MTV is also taking the familial route, but it isn't looking much further than celebrities' homes. Rock the Cradle will pit the children of stars against one another in friendly competition, says Variety. The kids of M.C. Hammer, Eddie Murphy, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Loggins, and Eddie Money will appear in the show when it premieres April 3.
Also coming from MTV is Celebrity Music Mentor Project, which sees celebs team up with amateurs to polish up their talents. The eight celebrity-amateur teams will square off with each other American Idol-style, with winners determined by MTV viewers.
It's been one of the most-asked questions this television season: When is Farmer Wants a Wife going to premiere?!?!? Thankfully, we now have our answer--April 30. The CW show about a real midwest farmer looking to get some from 10 female city slickers literally puts The Bachelor out to pasture.
Finally, Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew (pictured, above) has been renewed for a second season. For this season, viewers will be able to vote for their favorites and help determine the outcome.