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    Solitary

    Solitary

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    FOX Reality Channel
    This new reality competition by FOX pits nine people against each other in the ultimate battle of endurance. Nine contestants are isolated from the rest of the world -- and also from each other. The players then become subjects in a series of strange and taxing experiments. They must endure challenges involving hunger, pain, sleep deprivation, mind control, and more! All for the coveted $50,000 prize. Though there are nine players in this game, the real battle lies between each contestant and his or her own self.moreless
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    Blind Date

    Blind Date

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    (ended 2006)
    Blind Date (one of the most popular syndicated dating shows on TV) is a show in which a guy and a girl hook up and go around town to see if they are right for each other. They do fun stuff and usally go to eat. Throughout the date, Pop-Up Video-esque wisecracks about the people. Most of the time, the dates are hilariously bad, which makes the show (and the pop-ups) all the more entertaining and funny! Air Times Syndication Check your local listings SpikeTV Every Day: 12-1 AM* *Sometimes interrupted by Spike TV Movies. How SpikeTV Describes The Show "Go behind the scenes to take a lighthearted look at the mating ritual known as the "Blind Date." Unlike previous relationship shows that only talk about the date, Blind Date brings a camera along and lets the viewer watch as the action and comedy unfold. Be honest. You love it when they hate each other. Or, even better: when one of them is happy and the other one isn't. You don't want to miss that! You never know how it will go on Blind Date." All are syndicated. Check your local listings. Also, check out Blind Date Uncensored from Universal Pay-Per-View. more info below! Blind Date Uncensored Now Playing: Blind Date: Triple Play Experience the moments the TV censors have been hiding from you in this super-sized special. First, travel to another dating dimension with Freaks and Weirdos Uncensored. From psychos to professional Jackass Stevo-O, witness all the surreal, awkward, insane moments that have made dating America's #1 spectator sport. Then you'll race to turn down the thermostat when Dates From Hell Uncensored comes on! There's nothing worse than going on a horrible date, but there's nothing more hilarious than watching others suffer through them. End it all with Blind Date® UNCENSORED Deluxe, the biggest and best compilation of never before seen Blind Date® insanity, including the ONLY date that went so far that it was completely banned from ever being shown on Blind Date ®. ©2003 Bobwell Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved Look out for more Blind Date Uncensored specials airing only on Universal Pay-Per-View! Parents Warning! This program has been rated TV-MA for containing strong language sexual situations and some violence. This show is not for kids. Blind Date Products Books: The Blind Date Guide to Dating, by Frank Thompson "Love watching car wrecks but don't want to be in one? Then you will love The Blind Date Guide to Dating. It's the book that covers everything you ever wanted to know about love, dating, and the hottest show on television today. The Making of Blind Date--Learn all about the show, from how to get on it to the editing process to the writing of all your favorite characters, such as Therapist Joe, Sarcastic Sid, Dr. Date, and Mr. Mean. Sexiest Hot Tub Moments--Get a behind-the-scenes look at the favorite destination of all the crazy blind-daters, plus etiquette tips for when it's your turn. Hint: Make sure the bubbles are not your own What You Didn't See--Because the dates don't stop when the cameras turn off, we will show you the material that was just too hot for the networks. Hot Dating Tips--Great tips on how not to be as clueless but definitely have as much fun as the wild blind-daters. Therapist Joe--That's right, he is a real person, and in his special sections, he answers all the questions you wanted to know, and some that you didn't about relationships, from the one-night stand to tying the knot. The Best and Worst of Blind Date--From love connections to blind date meltdowns, all the crazy Blind Date moments that you can't look away from and can't believe happened." DVDs: Blind Date Uncensored: The Ultimate 3-Pack No black bars, no bleeping...it's Blind Date as you never saw it on TV...totally uncensored!moreless
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    The Block

    The Block

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    The Nine Network
    There have been imitators, but Australia's "The Block" is the original and best. Four couples renovate four equally valued, but equally brokendown, apartments in a building. Sounds simple, but what results is a 12-week drama 100 meters from Sydney's beautiful Bondi beach. Contestants: Season 1 ----------------- Adam & Fiona Paul & Kylie Warren & Gavin (Waz & Gav) Phil & Amity Dry Season 2 ----------------- Dani & Monique Andrew & Jamie Jason & Kirsten Matt & Jane Steven & Richardmoreless
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    Baldwin Hills

    Baldwin Hills

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    BET
    During its first two seasons, the BET original series Baldwin Hills redefined what it meant to be young and privileged in Los Angeles as it followed the everyday lives of a group of African American teens from a very real and very exclusive enclave called Baldwin Hills. The third season finds many cast members at significant turning points in their lives.moreless
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    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

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    ABC (ended 2011)
    Impassioned chef Jamie Oliver is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. By talking to people in their communities, Oliver will attempt to show people the incredible rewards or cooking for themselves and the people they love. Oliver invites viewers to take a stand and change the way they eat.moreless
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    Countdown

    Countdown

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    Channel 4
    Countdown is a game show adapted from the French format "Des Chiffres Et Des Lettres". The show was originally broadcast on British regional TV channel Yorkshire Television, at 6.30pm following the local news programme "Calendar" (1968), and was originally called "Calendar Countdown". The show works on a winner-stays-on basis, with contestants retiring after eight wins. The top eight players return at the end of the series to compete in a knockout phase with the top prize being the complete (20 volume) Oxford English Dictionary, worth around 6000 UKP. Champion-of-Champions competitions are also held about once every two years, seeing who is the best of the best.

    Richard Whiteley had been a presenter on "Calendar" from 1968 until 1995. "Countdown" shortly thereafter moved to Channel 4 upon that channel's launch. Originally, Carol Vorderman only presented the numbers rounds of the game - the letters rounds were presented in the early series by other hostesse's (Kathy Hytner, Beverley Isherwood and Linda Barratt have all had this role, Hytner the longest, due to budget-cutting, the other 2 were axed in 1983) After Kathy Hytner Left in 1987, Karen Loughlin took over until the end of 1988. Throughout 1989 before Carol became the sole hostess, Lucy Summers took the role of presenting the Letter Rounds. The show has had many on-screen adjudicators, of whom the longest-serving and best-known is Susie Dent (January 1992 to present).

    Sadly Richard Whiteley passed away after contracting pneumonia in October 2005, their was rumours that the next series (series 54) would be presented by a different guest presenter every week, although a good idea auditions for a new host were held (Richard Digance,Noel Edmonds and Paul Merton all have being rumoured to have auditioned), Sport-Presenter Des Lynam won the role, and presented from October 2005, until the travelling distance got too much for him. He has being quoted on saying, that he is a natural Sports presenter, and even though Carol kept him sane, he would rather go back into the area he is more familiar with.

    The Newest series to broadcast, is to be hosted by All-Round Entertainer, Des O'Connor who will be joined by Carol Vorderman and Susie Dent.moreless
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    Date My Mom

    Date My Mom

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2004)
    MTV is taking dating to a whole new level with Date My Mom. Each episode features a different brave guy looking for love in the weirdest place...on dates with three different moms. He's not looking to hook up though, he's spending time with the moms to discover everything he can about their daughters. Our brave guy's job is to try and guess just how far the apple did fall from the tree. He won't be able to see a picture of the daughters on his dates, so he'll have to work hard to get the truth out of the moms. In the end, everyone meets up on the beach to hear his decision. This is the spot where he'll finally get to see what these daughters look like. Will he pick a hottie or will he be hurtin? Check out all of the action on Date My Mom.moreless
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    Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels

    Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels

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    Food Network
    Rachael Ray is back on the road, scouring the country for the best travel eats! Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels is full of insider tips and travel secrets from where to get the best burger to great dining options at all hours of the day. Join Rachael to turn your next vacation into a tasty trip!moreless
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    King of the Nerds

    King of the Nerds

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    TBS
    Hosted by Revenge of The Nerds actors Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, King Of the Nerds is a reality competition. Watch as 11 nerds compete to be the master of all things nerdy. The prize is $100,000.moreless
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    Gay, Straight or Taken?

    Gay, Straight or Taken?

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    Lifetime
    Gay, Straight, or Taken? puts a new spin on the traditional dating game show. One woman goes on a series of dates with three men and must rely on her intuition to figure out who is gay, straight, or already taken. She must correctly choose the straight man to win the grand prize, a dream trip for two. If she guesses incorrectly, the prize goes to the lucky man she chose and his partner.moreless
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    Big Brother: After Dark

    Big Brother: After Dark

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    Showtime 2
    This show follows the cast of Big Brother outside of the regular episodes. It shows the cast live and uncut.
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    Armed & Famous

    Armed & Famous

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    CBS
    Armed & Famous takes a handful of celebrities and follows them through the Police Academy and onto the streets of Muncie, Indiana to fight crime. The new reality series features Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, and Trish Stratus.moreless
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    Celebrity Duets

    Celebrity Duets

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    FOX (ended 2006)
    Celebrity Duets was produced by Simon Cowell, who is best-known for his role in American Idol. Similar to Dancing with Celebrities, Celebrity Duets took established singing stars and paired them with with celebrities who were normally outside the music industry. On Thursday nights, the show followed the professional singers as they instructed their celebrity partners, chose songs and performed duets in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience. Viewers voted on their favorites, and the results were revealed on a live Friday night episode. Contestants competed for charity.moreless
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    Big Brother: All-Stars

    Big Brother: All-Stars

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    CBS
    Big Brother: All-Stars is the seventh season of CBS’ landmark reality television series Big Brother. Returning host Julie Chen once again opened the door to the Big Brother house, but this time the contestants were notable personalities and fan favorites from previous seasons. The fourteen contestants were chosen by both the producers and by an Internet fan vote. The Big Brother house theme was “A House of Extremes” which was illustrated in the neon flames, gargoyles, and even tarantula cage that could be found throughout the house. Also included in the décor were notable items from previous seasons, which hung on the wall. Season 7 of Big Brother introduced the Emmy Award-winning feature “Big Brother Goes Mobile,” which gave viewers an all-access pass to the houseguests and show extras for a small fee. The show’s internet review show “House Calls” returned for another season of interviews. Big Brother: All-Stars aired in 2006.moreless
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    Top 20 Funniest

    Top 20 Funniest

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    Cutthroat Kitchen

    Cutthroat Kitchen

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    Food Network
    On Cutthroat Kitchen, four chefs are pitted against each other using $25,000 they are given to purchase helpful tools or to sabotage the other players. After each chaotic round of cooking a chef leaves the game with no money and the remaining chefs continue competing with their remaining cash. Alton Brown brings his expert knowledge and goofiness that asks contests if they have what it takes to make it through Cutthroat Kitchen.moreless
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    The Celebrity Apprentice

    The Celebrity Apprentice

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    NBC
    The Apprentice is the ultimate job interview, where sixteen Americans (eighteen in seasons two through six, fourteen in seasons seven and nine) compete in a series of rigorous business tasks, many of which include prominent Fortune 500 companies and require street smarts and intelligence to conquer, in order to show Donald Trump, the boss, that they are the best candidate for his companies. In each episode, the losing team is sent to the boardroom, where Trump and his associates, Carolyn Kepcher and George Ross, and later, his children, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump, judge the job applicants on their performance in the task. One person is fired and sent home. Who will succeed? Who will fail? And who will be The Apprentice? The eleventh season of The Apprentice will be the fourth celebrity candidate format, with the cast set to be announced by January. The tenth season of The Apprentice returned to having real people compete to become the Apprentice. The theme of this season was candidates who'd been badly affected by the country's recent economic recession, and all sixteen candidates competed to try and get a second chance and ultimately change their lives. The teams were divided into men vs. women once more, and again, the drama between team members was plentiful, and the boardroom battles were epic. The tasks were a bit predictable, as most were simple marketing tasks or fundraising tasks, but at least Trump returned to making understandable, actually fairly rational firing decisions in the boardroom. The season also contained the first-ever firing by disqualification when a candidate illegally sent text messages to friends outside of the game and was caught for it. In the end, Brandy Kuentzel faced off with Clint Robertson in the first-ever pre-taped final boardroom, with Kuentzel walking away as the seventh (regular) Apprentice (and the third female Apprentice). The ninth season of The Apprentice was the third celebrity edition. Fourteen celebrities competed for the title of the third Celebrity Apprentice and the grand prize of $250,000 for the charity of the choice. The season was already rife with big personalities and lots of drama, and many tough competitors emerged early on. However, like the prior season, Trump made firings that weren't very credible, and the drama was almost nonexistent. In the end, rock star Bret Michaels faced off with actress and author Holly Robinson Peete in the final two, and quite possibly due to a sympathy factor from him getting sick weeks before the live finale, Trump crowned Michaels as the third Celebrity Apprentice, though Robinson Peete got a large cash donation to her charity, anyway. The eighth season of The Apprentice was yet another celebrity edition. Sixteen celebrities competed for the title of the second Celebrity Apprentice and the grand prize of $250,000 for the charity of their choice. The cast was more interesting than the previous batch of celebrities, and the drama was a lot more intense. However, Trump started making less credible decisions in his firings, and the episodes were soon more about the drama among the celebrities than it was about the actual tasks. In the end, comedienne Joan Rivers faced off against professional poker player Annie Duke in the show's second all-female final two, and despite the majority opinion that Duke's performance throughout the season had been better overall, Trump ended the season on a sour note with the controversial decision to name Rivers as the second Celebrity Apprentice. The seventh season of The Apprentice saw the show returning to New York City. And this time, instead of real people being the candidates, celebrities were. Fourteen celebrities vied for the title of the first-ever Celebrity Apprentice, including a returning Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth from the first season. Among the changes were both teams facing the boardroom following the task to hear what each team did right and wrong, in case that team ended up in the boardroom. The season certainly wasn't without its share of drama, and it showed some pretty smart celebrity candidates. In the end, America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan and country singer Trace Adkins faced off in the final two, and Morgan took the title of first-ever Celebrity Apprentice, taking $250,000 for the charity of his choice along with him. The sixth season of The Apprentice saw the show leave New York City and move to an all-new location: Los Angeles, California! Here, Carolyn Kepcher and George Ross were gone and replaced as viceroys by Donald Trump's children, Donald, Jr., and Ivanka. While the candidates, among whom were the show's first Asian-American man, the first Jamaican woman, a cervical cancer survivor, and not one, but two openly gay men, were interesting, the season pulled the show's lowest ratings ever, with too much focus on Trump and his brands, as well as Los Angeles pop culture, and not enough on the candidates and the tasks. Also, Trump's logic behind his firing decisions made less and less sense. In the end, Stefani Schaeffer, James Sun, Nicole D'Ambrosio, and Frank Lombardi all faced off in the show's first-ever final four finale that saw Stefani and James ending up as the final two, and Stefani walking away as the sixth Apprentice (and the second female Apprentice, to boot). The fifth season of The Apprentice started with something new: the first Project Managers were chosen by Trump, and they got to pick their own teams. Also, exemptions were wiped clean from the rules. The season started out with promise, with four international candidates from Canada, Cuba, Great Britain, and Russia, but lost steam as the more interesting, colorful candidates, including three of the four international ones, quickly bit the dust and were fired earlier than the blander, less interesting ones. The show ended up with what's been considered to be its worst final two ever, and in the end, the final international candidate, Sean Yazbeck, claimed victory over Lee Bienstock, the youngest candidate to ever make it to the final two, and won the title of the fifth Apprentice, as well as the honor of being the first winner to not be a native-born American. The fourth season of The Apprentice returned to the basics -- the same men vs. women format and winning Project Managers winning exemption -- but this time, with a twist. The winning Project Managers would only receive exemption from Trump if the team cast a majority vote to okay it. The season, which featured the first-ever openly gay contestant and first-ever Russian immigrant, easily shaped up to be one of the best seasons of the show, with an interesting cast, exciting tasks, and even the show's first-ever quadruple-firing! In the end, Dr. Randal Pinkett faced off with Rebecca Jarvis in the final two and won his rightful title as the fourth Apprentice and the first African-American winner. However, the finale was marred by his refusing Trump's offer to hire Rebecca, as well, in what would've been the show's first double-hiring. The third season of The Apprentice included a new twist: there are already two preset teams, "Book Smarts" and "Street Smarts" (Magna Corporation and Net Worth Corporation, respectively). They went head-to-head to see which team was smarter. In the end, the question was answered in the showdown of the century -- Kendra Todd, a college graduate, faced off against Tana Goertz, a high school graduate, in the show's first all-female final two. While in the end, the Book Smarts won the battle, as Kendra was given the grand prize and the title of the third Apprentice (and the first female Apprentice, to boot), the experiment of season three showed that both groups of people can be very successful. The second season of The Apprentice pitted men and women against each other again, but with several changes. The winning Project Manager, or team leader, received an exemption the next week should his or her team lose the task. The tasks became tougher, the judging became harder, and the contestants became fiercer. By the end of the season, Kelly Perdew, though met with tough competition by Jennifer Massey, took his place with Trump on the other side of the boardroom table as the second Apprentice. The first, and now classic, season of The Apprentice asked the age-old question: which gender is smarter? Packed with memorable contestants and mesmerizing moments, the first season was an enormous hit, garnering some of NBC's best ratings in years. By season's end, Bill Rancic was told, "You're hired!" and named the first and original Apprentice over Kwame Jackson, and all of the cast members became instant celebrities, with Donald Trump, as always, at the head of the pack. NBC Broadcast History January 8 & 15, 2004-- Thursday 8:30pm January 14 & 28, 2004 through April 14, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Repeats) January 21, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (First Run Episode) January 29, 2004 - Present Day -- Thursday 9:00pm September 11, 2004 - September 25, 2004 -- Saturday 8:00pm October 2, 2004 - October 23, 2004 -- Saturday 9:00pm (Repeats) Special Presentations February 5 & 12, 2004 -- Thursday 8:42pm (Special Supersized Episodes) April 17, 2004 -- Saturday 9:00pm (2 Hour Rebroadcast Season 1 Finale) September 9, 2004; January 20, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (1 1/2 Hour Season Premieres) September 16, 2004 -- Thursday 9:20pm (Special Supersized Episode 1 Hour & 40 Minutes) September 29, 2004 -- Wednesday 9:00pm (Day Early) December 1, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Recap Special, Day Early) January 27, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Supersized Episode) March 24, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Time) CNBC also airs episodes of The Apprentice on a rotating schedule (when the season is current) Global Broadcast History (Canada) January 8 & 15, 2004 -- Thursday 8:30pm January 14 & 28, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Repeats) January 21, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (First Run Episode) January 29, 2004 - Present Day -- Thursday 9:00pm October 2, 2004 - October 23, 2004 -- Saturday 9:00pm (Repeats Special Presentations in Canada April 18, 2004 -- Sunday 1:06am (2 Hour Rebroadcast Season 1 Finale) September 9, 2004 -- Thursday 8:30pm (1 1/2 Hour Season 2 Premiere) September 16, 2004 -- Thursday 9:20pm (Special Supersized Episode 1 Hour & 40 Minutes) September 29, 2004 -- Wednesday 9:00pm (Day Early) December 1, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Recap Special, Day Early) January 20, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (1 1/2 Hour Season 3 Premiere) January 27, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Supersized Episode) March 24, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Time) The Apprentice (US Version)in Other Countries: New Zealand: 8:35 PM on TV2 Hong Kong: 8.35 PM Saturdays on TVB Pearl Latin America:9PM Wednesdays on People+Arts (a BBC-Discovery Channel) Turkey: 9PM Thursdays on CNN Turk Sweden: 10:30 PM Sundays on Kanal 5 United Kingdom: 6 PM Weekdays on BBC-2 Brazil: 9PM Wednesdays on People+Arts (a BBC-Discovery Channel). A Brazilian version, O Aprendiz airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM on People+Arts and at 10:15 PM on Rede Record The Apprentice Theme Song is "For the Love of Money" by The O'Jays. The Apprentice is created by Mark Burnett, the mind behind series like Survivor, The Contender, and The Restaurant. The Apprentice has been instantly successful, garning Emmy ratings, spinoffs (the upcoming The Apprentice: Martha Stewart), copycat series, spoofs, DVD sets, and books. While only premeiring a year ago, it is regarded as a shining classic in a genre filled with junk.moreless
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    Big Brother (Africa)

    Big Brother (Africa)

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    One Continent, One Winner Following on from many other countries around the world, Africa takes a contestant from each of it's twelve main country's to be a contestant in its Big Brother house. The house itself is in Johannesburg in the Sasani Studios in Lyndhurst. All airdates contained in the guide are based on listings on the shows official website and are based on Central African time. For the first series 7 women and 5 men competed for the $50,000 prize. The show ran over 106 days, from May 25th through to September 7th, 2003. With twists which included a housemate swap with the UK - were African housemate Gaetano Kagwa swapped places with the UK's Cameron Stout. The show was revived for a second series in 2007, starting on August the 5th and ending on November the 11th, with 6 men and 6 women competing. This series brought in a Head of House role, as used in other Big Brother's around the world. It also fell under heavy criticism due to alleged bans being lifted throughout the series, continuous advertisements interrupting live broadcasts, alleged sexual assaults in the house and housemates using the Head of House role to abuse other housemates. The show returned for it's third series on Sunday August the 24th, the prize money remaining at $100,000, with a return to the nomination system used in the first series, six men and six women entered the house. It is currently meant to end on November 23rd. Nominations are made by the housemates on Mondays. Each housemate must nominate two fellow housemates, giving clear and justified reasons as to why they should be evicted. The Head of House can be nominated, however once the nominations are made, the Head of House is allowed to save a nominee (including themselves) and nominate a new housemate for eviction. The housemates don't find out who's being up for eviction until the Sunday, when they are evicted. Due to the show being multi-regional, the voting system takes place in 13 parts. Each of the twelve countries within Africa vote for the housemate they want out. The majority of the vote for each country will be counted as a vote. The thirteenth part of the vote comes from viewers watching from outside of Africa, as the housemates and Big Brother all talk English and episodes are available to watch over the internet.moreless
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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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    Bravo
    Bravo's cameras turn to the Southern states as the network presents this inside look at The Real Housewives of Atlanta. These women handle the personal dramas that affect their affluent lifestyles with a signature Southern brand of style and grace. Broadcast History: The first two seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired Thursdays at 10:00pm (ET). The third season premiered on October 4, 2010 at a new time of Mondays at 9:00pm (ET). After the fifth episode of the third season, the series moved to its new time of Sundays at 10:00pm (ET). Season four premiered on Sunday, November, 6, 2011 at the series' new time of 9:00pm (ET).moreless
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    Big Brother (UK)

    Big Brother (UK)

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    Channel Five
    Emma Willis Hosts the show on channel 5 with Marcus Bentley as the narrator of the daily highlights show. Since the original series of Big Brother in 1999 in the Netherlands, over 40 different countries have adapted the series with varying rules, all over the globe. The concept of the British series is similiar to the original series, as a group of people who've never met before are locked into a house, sealed off from the outside world and are recorded by dozens of cameras all day long. These Housemates are controlled by "Big Brother", an all-seeing entity whom we never see but frequently hear. Each week, after the other housemates have nominated the people they want out of the house and after the public decide who they want out, a nominee is evicted. After approximately three months, the public then vote for the winner, who wins a cash prize.

    The show is represented in the media by a eye, which has changed for each series, trying to incorporate a theme for the individual series. They are often released before the show actually began and are also used in the opening titles of the show. The theme tune by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray is released under 'Big Brother Theme' by Element Four - tweaks are made to the theme used throughout each series. Davina McCall presented the series since it's beginning in 2000 and until it's end on Channel 4 in 2010. BB2 and Ultimate Big Brother winner Brian Dowling took over when the show moved to five. Marcus Bentley has been present in the presenting team since 2000, narrating the daily show which showcases highlights from the previous day in a daily hour long show. However it should be noted that the show has only aired for seven nights a week throughout certain series, in series 8 for example the highlights of Friday and Saturday were shown on Sunday. The airtimes of shows often differ from series to series as well, for example during the ninth series the shows aired on Monday & Tuesday at 10pm, whilst Wednesday-Sunday highlights aired at 9pm (sometimes a little later on the weekend).

    Before each series of the show began on Channel 4, a teaser show aired, Dermot O'Leary hosted the majority of the shows, before his departure to ITV1 in January 2008. The Big Brother house is located in Elstree Studios, Elstree, Borehamwood. The house links directly to a staircase (adapted for each series), which leads down into a walkway, which is barriered off to hold the audience. The walkway leads into a tv studio, which from series one to nine consisted of a seat for Davina, a seat for the interviewee and screens behind them. In series 10 the format of this show was changed, Davina sat behind a desk, on her left hand side two celebrity guests or psychologists sat and on her right the evicted housemate, all three interviewed the housemate. The screen, introduced in the ninth series, was used when Davina talked to the house. Previously, she would of stood on the walkway and of talked to the house. Eviction shows aired in two parts on Friday nights, incoporating Thursday's highlights within the first hour long show. These shows were broadcast as live, however their was always a slight 5-10 minute delay as the following Saturday night highlights would show housemates leaving 5-10 minutes before we saw the housemate leave on the eviction show. The announcement of the evicted housemate was made at the end of the first show and then in the second show we would see highlights of the previous half an hour. Davina would then meet the housemate at the bottom of the stairs and lead them through the audience into the studio, she would then interview them about their time in the house. The Finale show went on for up to three hours previously and is broadcast as live, it never featured highlights of the final day in the house, but often featured the return of the previous housemates, seated in a area away from the rest of the audience. In series 2-8, Dermot O'Leary and from series 9 to 11, George Lamb (who co-hosted with Zezi Ifore, Michael Barrymore and Emma Willis) had hosted Big Brother's Little Brother, the show what brought viewers up to date with the latest from the house, featured housemates friends and family and revealed exclusive upcoming twists. After the nightly shows had broadcast, E4 broadcast Big Brother's Big Mouth, Russell Brand hosted the show when it began at the start of series 5 and left at the end of series 7, since then the series had contineud with one week stints of guest presenters. This format changed from series 10, as Davina took the helm and hosted one show a week on Friday nights for a hour. Throughout series two, on Saturday nights viewers could watch Big Brother Reveals More..., which showed a round-up of the weeks action from the house. This format returned in series 7 in the E4 only show Diary Room Uncut, which showed extended highlights from the week, mostly from the Diary Room's point of view, this show was axed after series 9. Beforehand in series 4-6, on Fridays in place of Big Brother's Little Brother at 7.30pm, that weeks nominations would air in full in Nominations Uncut. Throughout series 3 to halfway through series 5, the normal highlights show on a Saturday was replaced by Saturday Night Live, were we saw the housemates compete in live tasks to gain access to rewards for their time in the house. The show quickly became unpopular and stopped airing on the 26th June 2004. In series 7, Dermot O'Leary hosted Big Brother's Big Brain, which featured psychologists analysis of the housemates and events that had taken place in the house during the previous week, resembling the Sunday night highlight shows in earlier series. This was replaced by Davina hosting Big Brother: On The Couch in series 8, in a new timeslot. The show was heavily edited for daytime repeats to air on Channel 4 Breakfast in the morning and early afternoon on E4. The shows were also in later series shown on the HD output of the stations and the +1 channels. On a weekend the shows from the night before were also broadcast on teen strand T4. T4 was often first to air the follow up episodes, after the series has finished, which normally aired under the title What Happened Next, which took on many forms since it first aired, following the housemates from the past series around to see what impact the show had, had on their life. The show spouted many spin-offs, the most famous of which Celebrity Big Brother, was the most successful and although making two breaks due to other spin-offs Big Brother Panto and Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, aired from 2001 onwards. A official announcement was made on August 26th 2009 regarding a renewal of the shows contract which was due to end in September 2010. It was announced that the show would be axed after airing it's last series in 2010 due to a large decline in viewing figures.moreless
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