It's starting to look as though reality is here to stay

January 08, 2004|By Orlando Sentinel

Here's a sampling of reality show premieres on the horizon:

The Surreal Life (The WB, 9 p.m. Sunday): Or what it would be like if Tammy Faye Messner shared a house with porn star Ron Jeremy and Baywatch alumna Traci Bingham.

American Chopper (Discovery Channel, 10 p.m. Monday): A second season follows the motorcycle-making family.

America's Next Top Model (UPN, 9 p.m. Tuesday): Tyra Banks puts a new crop of hopefuls through maneuvers to see who is best suited for the runway.

The Bachelorette (ABC, 9 p.m. Jan. 14): Meredith Phillips, alumna of the Bob Guiney version of The Bachelor, takes the central role.

Star Search (CBS, 8 p.m. Jan. 17): New players take on champions in this revised version of the old favorite.

American Idol (Fox, 8 p.m. Jan. 19): Simon Cowell hears America singing once again. He doesn't like most of it.

My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (Fox, 9 p.m. Jan. 19): Another game built around lies. Woman passes off stranger as her beloved. She doesn't know he's an actor.

Todd TV (FX, 10 p.m. Jan. 21): The audience determines the choices, from clothes to dates, of 30-year-old Todd Santos.

The Osbournes (MTV, 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27): The family returns for its third season of off-the-wall adventures.

Survivor: All-Stars (CBS, Feb. 1 after the Super Bowl): A slot behind the season's most-watched program should bolster the eighth edition of the reality landmark.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC, 8 p.m. Feb. 15): Six designers, led by Ty Pennington of The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces, must collaborate to fix up a faded home in seven days.

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