Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tube News

Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott will be followed by cameras for a new Oxygen reality series. The show will watch “as they choose a bed-and-breakfast in Southern California to buy and refurbish” and get ready for the birth of their baby, Variety reports.

Sounds facinating.

Just as VH1 has given new life to aging celebrities in its Celebreality block of reality shows, the network will now create a similar primetime block called Wild Life that will feature reality shows focusing on the music industry.

The new shows include Man Band, a sort of combination of The Surreal Life and House of Carters. In the series, “former boy-band members including Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd), Rich Cronin (LFO), Chris Kirkpatrick (‘N Sync) and Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) will live together under one roof while creating new music and a new stage show, which they then will perform as a new pop group in the quest for finding success again,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There’s also ego trip’s White Rapper Show, which is a competition in which “10 contestants competing to become the ‘next great white rapper.” Can you say K-Fed?

Two docudrama series follow people in the music industry who are struggling to make it.
1) The Irv Gotti Project, “Gotti is attempting a comeback with his label, the Inc, while also juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father”

2) an as-yet-untitled show “follows rock group Whitestarr as they seek success in the music industry.” Whitestarr is the band that Cisco Adler is in. He became famous by being Misha Bartons boyfriend. Why do we care about him?

Finally, VH1 has greenlit two documentary-style series. Bridging the Gap “documents two established artists who come together for the first time to explore their shared musical passions and create a new track. The first episode will feature Eve and Queen Latifah,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. That sounds like it could be pretty cool.

And every Rags to Riches episode “will feature a musician or actor taking viewers on a journey from his or her humble beginnings through stardom.” This sounds like a lot of other shows out there, specifically, "Driven" which is currently on VH1.

I hate to admit this, but I will probably check out each of these shows to see just how bad they are. I can't help it. I know, I have a problem. I need help. Admitting it is the first step.


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