NBC getting more real in the new year
NBC unveiled its schedule for the new year and, with scripted episodes becoming scarce, it is predictably heavier on the reality side. Joining existing shows Deal or No Deal and The Singing Bee are the returning 1 vs. 100, The Biggest Loser and The Apprentice. Returning after almost fifteen years, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan hosts American Gladiators. In it, eight "gladiators" face competition from everyday joes like you and me in a variety of physical challenges. Of course, when I say "like you and me" I mean you. Me they'd snap in half but I got a good feeling about you. I think you can take 'em. Now get in there, tiger!
American Gladiators premieres Sunday January 6th before taking over the "I-just-got-picked-up-for-a-full-season- but-who's-going-to-write-my-additional-episodes" Chuck time slot on Mondays 8/7 Central. In a similar vein, the scripted mid-season Cashmere Maf-- I mean, Lipstick Jungle is now being given the coveted ER slot once that show runs out of episodes. Sorry about that, the show names really have nothing in common.
And once all the shows run out of new episodes, we here at TV Squad are going to start blogging about transvestite valets. You know, so we don't have to change the name of the site.