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Moment Of Truth bumped for Hole In The Wall - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Aug 8th 2008 9:03AM

Brooke Burns - Hole In The WallIn general, you could mark me down as a fan of reality TV. I've never missed Survivor, written thousands of words about Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, and despite what my daily uniform of jeans, t-shirt, and Chuck Taylors would suggest, I even watch Project Runway. The one show I actively root against though, is Moment Of Truth.

I just can't find anything to like about the show, from the concept right on through to the execution. It's with that in mind that I excitedly clicked on the entry in my feed reader telling me that Hole In The Wall was replacing it. Hosted by Brooke Burns (Dog Eat Dog), Hole In The Wall is the latest incarnation of a game popularized in Japan. Before the jump to the US there were already successful adaptations in a number of other countries.

The success has a lot to do with the simplicity of the concept. A wall, with a shape cut in it, moves toward the contestants and they have to contort their body to pass through the hole or be swept into the water. As they fail to do so, hilarity ensues, hopefully. Get a look for yourself, after the jump.

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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted Jul 20th 2008 1:03PM

casting callA day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.

The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.

This time we have Rock of Love, Family Court and a lot of new shows.

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What's On Tonight: Wipeout, Hell's Kitchen, 30 Days

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 8th 2008 4:03PM
  • EmerilDid you know that Fine Living has new episodes of Emeril Live every night at 7?
  • At 8, ABC has a new Wipeout, followed by new episodes of I Survived A Japanese Game Show and Primetime: The Outsiders.
  • FOX has a new Moment of Truth (I thought the summer finale already happened?) at 8, then the season finale of Hell's Kitchen.
  • NBC has new episodes of Celebrity Family Feud and America's Got Talent.
  • At 9, Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch, then a new After The Catch.
  • At 10, FX has a new Rescue Me minisode, followed by the season finale of 30 Days.
  • Bravo has a new Flipping Out at 10.
  • Lifetime Movie Network has the movie Nightmare at the End of the Hall at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Moment Of Truth, Deadliest Catch, ECW

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 1st 2008 4:00PM
  • Rescue MeAt 8, ABC has a new Wipeout, followed by new episodes of I Survived A Japanese Game Show and Primetime: The Outsiders.
  • FOX has the summer finale of Moment of Truth, then a new Hell's Kitchen.
  • NBC has a new Celebrity Family Feud at 8, followed by a new America's Got Talent.
  • ABC Family has the premiere of Secret Life of the American Teen at 8 (repeated at 9).
  • USA has more U.S. Olympic Trials at 8.
  • TCM has His Girl Friday at 8.
  • Also at 8: ESPN has the ESPY's Nomination Special.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Wide Angle.
  • CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery at 9.
  • Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch at 9, then a new After the Catch.
  • Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new Rescue Me minisode, followed by a new 30 Days.
  • History Channel has a new Mega Disasters at 10.
  • There's a new ECW on Sci-Fi at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted Jun 19th 2008 8:21PM

casting callsA day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.

The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.

This time we have Jingles, The Moment of Truth and other new shows.

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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted Jun 12th 2008 3:42PM

casting callA day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.

The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.

This time we have The Bad Girls Club, The Biggest Loser and other new shows.

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What's On Tonight: NBA Finals, Deadliest Catch, ECW

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2008 4:03PM
  • 30 DaysTCM has Charlie Chan movies all night.
  • At 8, ABC has Game 3 of the Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals.
  • FOX has a new Moment of Truth at 8, followed by a new Hell's Kitchen.
  • At 9, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • Discovery has a new Deadliest Catch at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new 30 Days.
  • History Channel has a new Mega Disasters at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Work Out at 10.
  • Also at 10: Sci-Fi has a new ECW.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Nielsen ratings for the week ending June 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 4th 2008 5:44PM

Lost

Here are the weekly TV ratings, by number of viewers.

Um, OK, I had to do a double take (or maybe a triple) when I saw these ratings for Lost. Number 1 for the week?? I knew it would do better since it was the season finale, but the top spot, up 18 spots from last week? That's pretty cool.

The new edition of Password took the number 3 spot. Meanwhile, the number 18 show really kinda baffles me.

1. Lost (ABC)
2. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
3. Million Dollar Password (CBS)

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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted May 29th 2008 4:26PM

casting callsA day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.

The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.

This time we have LA Ink, The Newlywed Game and other new shows.

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Reality shows are facing budget cuts?

by Brett Love, posted May 28th 2008 10:20AM
Moment Of Truth Your scary thought of the day comes from this Reuters article. When talking about how many reality shows are now facing pressure to cut budgets and shoot shows faster they drop this bomb in, "The rapid pace can affect a show's quality..." Great! Because what the TV world really needs right now is some lower quality reality programming. I get Fox Reality. Based on some of what I've seen while flipping by there, I really thought the bottom of that barrel had been discovered.

As part of the discussion they cite the rise in studio based reality, highlighting Fox's Moment Of Truth. They also throw out that crappy stat that it was the highest-rated new program of the season. Is there anyone, anywhere, including the producers of Moment Of Truth, that doesn't think that was entirely to do with American Idol? I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that when the Tuesday ratings are in they bring with them a karmic Nielsen slap that puts that show in its proper place.

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted May 26th 2008 2:18PM

Lost

The half dozen things that TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week. A new feature every Monday.

1. The Lost season finale. Spoiler: they're all robots! (Thursday at 9 on ABC)
2. The Sex and the City movie. I don't see why this show needs a new movie (on the big screen anyway), but I'm sure there will be a bunch of people who go see it. Warning: movie theaters don't sell martinis so you'll have to wait until after the movie. (Starts this Friday)
3. Battlestar Galactica. Yup, some of the biggies still have new episodes (Friday at 10 on Sci-Fi).
4. The new reality shows from Denise Richards and Dina Lohan. I started to cry a little when I wrote that sentence. (Starts tonight on E!)
5. TV fans in a holding pattern. We're in that weird time of year, after most of the season finales have aired, and we're waiting for the new summer shows (Burn Notice, Mad Men, Californication, Law and Order: CI, etc) to start. Go outside and eat a salad, or whatever it is that healthy, TV-less people supposedly do.
6. Moment of Truth returns. This was the #1 new show last season. And it's all your fault. (Returns tomorrow at 8 on FOX)

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Here are the top 20 shows of the season

by Bob Sassone, posted May 23rd 2008 11:10AM

Network logosWe continue with our roundup of the season-ending ratings (here is the season winner and the May sweeps winner) with a list of the top 20 shows for the season. The first two shows aren't going to be a surprise to anyone (though the number of times one show shows up on the list might be surprising to some). How many shows on this list do you watch? I watch one show all the time and I watch another show a little bit. The other 18 1/2 shows I don't watch at all, which is odd because I watch a ton of television every week.

Only one sitcom made the top 20, and there was only one show from NBC. Do you know what those two shows are? Answer after the jump.

(Oh, I know The CW logo is in the pic above, but you won't find any of their shows on the list.)

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The craptacular FOX summer schedule

by Richard Keller, posted Apr 16th 2008 12:00PM

FOX premieres their less than impressive summer scheduleI'm going to be honest with you because you all have been honest with me. Sometimes a bit too honest. Sometimes honest to the point of being creepy and making me change my phone number. But, honest nonetheless.

Anyway, I may be a bit jaded in my opinions of the summer schedule that FOX released last week. I mean, they take two of the most popular dramas on their schedule -- Bones and House -- and just bounce them around the schedule so much just so they can accommodate five thousand hours of American Idol. Frankly, it pisses me off a bit.

That's why I need your help to determine if I am way off in thinking that their summer programming schedule is a heaping pile of poo. Take a look at the schedule after the jump and then we'll talk.

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What's On Tonight: Criminal Minds, Ghost Hunters, Real World Reunion

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 2nd 2008 4:06PM
  • CSI: NYAt 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap, followed by new episodes of Supernanny and Men in Trees.
  • CBS has a new Big Brother 9 at 8, then new episodes of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8.
  • FOX has the season finale of Moment of Truth at 8, then a new American Idol.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8.
  • At 9, Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters, then a new Destination Truth.
  • Travel Channel has two new episodes of John Ratzenberger's Made in America starting at 9.
  • At 9:30, HGTV has a new Design on a Dime.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10, followed by a new Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef at 10.
  • Also at 10, MTV has a Real World reunion show, The Real World Awards Bash.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Great Performances, Men In Trees, Top Chef

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 26th 2008 4:02PM
  • South ParkAt 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap.
  • FOX has a new Moment of Truth at 8, followed by a new American Idol.
  • CBS has a new Big Brother at 8.
  • There's a new Great Performances on PBS at 8, then a new Great Performances at the Met.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model.
  • At 9, HGTV has a new Deserving Design, followed by a new Design on a Dime.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, then a new Destination Truth.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 9:45, TCM has the 1932 version of The Most Dangerous Game.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Men In Trees.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef at 10.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Taylor Perry's House of Payne at 10.
  • Also at 10: Comedy Central has a new South Park, then a new Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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