After the success with other unscripted shows like 'Face Off' and 'Ghost Hunters,' Syfy will launch 'Haunted Collector,' 'Legend Quest' and 'Culture Shock with Tommy Lee' later this year, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Syfy original programming president Mark Stern told Variety Syfy's recent rebranding allowed the network explore more reality platforms.
"I think that it's very important to us as we go deeper into reality that it feel appropriate and relevant," Stern said.
The rock star will headline 'Culture Shock With Tommy Lee,' a travel series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lee will travel the country and attempt to uncover mysteries of secret societies.
'Culture Shock' sounds like a perfect companion series to Billy Ray Cyrus's 'UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious.' In 'UFO' Cyrus and his son Trace will travel around the country to debunk urban legends.
In other TV news ...
• Zombies + Stephen King = 'The Walking Dead' season 2? Maybe! The acclaimed horror author has confirmed he's in talks to pen an episode of the hit AMC series with his son. [Entertainment Weekly]
• HBO is at work on a new miniseries about former Vice President Dick Cheney. The series, based on the book 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency' is in early stages of development. [Hollywood Reporter]
• You know what we think of Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman costume, so now it's time for Lynda Carter to have her say. "I think she looks fabulous. It's a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic." [E! Online]
Strangely enough, the topic of Tommy's "thing" was foremost in Chelsea Handler's mind during their interview. Yes, Chelsea wanted to talk about Mr. Lee's "baby-maker."
First, she asked about Tommy's upcoming role on an episode of 'Californication.' " ... Are we going to see your penis on that episode?" she asked. Wow. Well, at least she's direct.
More casting news after the jump.
I'm not quite sure why this happened, but buxom actress/model/sex tape entrepreneur Pamela Anderson made a guest appearance in the Big Brother house on the Australian version of the show. TV Tonight has the rundown of the appearance and a bunch of pictures. Someone uploaded video of the show here. I like how the announcer introduces her as an author.
Doesn't Australia have any scantily-clad, silicone-enhanced actresses of their own that could have made an appearance?
After the runaway success of Tommy Lee Goes To College and Rockstar: Supernova, it just makes all kinds of sense, right? Errrr, maybe third time's the charm? Whichever way you are viewing your glass today, Fox has a new animated series in development called The Life And Times Of Jimmy Jaxx. The show, being helmed by the team behind Blades Of Glory, is loosely based on the many and varied exploits of Lee's life.
As much as I like to blame Lee and his "band" for the destruction of the otherwise solid Rockstar concept, this idea sounds like it has some potential. The jump from Tommy Lee's life to outlandish cartoon isn't a difficult one to make. There should be no shortage of story ideas for the foreseeable future. Personally, I'm holding out hope for the Mick Mars guest spot in the Halloween episode. There's no reason this couldn't get slotted into Fox's Sunday animation block.
They're calling this an "observational documentary series," but that's sort of like when they call a dishwasher a utensil sanitation engineer. This is a reality show. A reality show about breasts.
Pamela Anderson, who has large breasts, will star in a new reality series for E!, Pamela. That's the title they're going with now, though I would suggest A Silicone Life or how about Behind The Behind? The cable network says that the show will "capture Pam's fabulous adventures" and her "emotional journey." I think this means that we'll see her at the beach, going out to dinners, and what it's really like to be at a photo shoot for Maxim.
It looks like the proposed Pam Anderson/Rick Solomon reality show is off the tables. Apparently, according to the NY Post, Pam actually thought producers were approaching her to do a show about her being in a big Vegas productions and not about her purported rampant sex life. On her site she says she "WAS considering" it but "not my family life. (Never my kids)."
Come on, Pam. Remember why you're famous. Playboy, running on the beach in slow motion, a special little love video you made with Tommy Lee. You think anyone really cares about that Vegas show crap? How funny that sources were saying "Think Nick and Jessica's show, but with a lot more sex and a crazier family life" while Pam was thinking "not my family life. (Never my kids)." Did they already start filming? Did she not notice cameras in her house? "Oh don't worry, Pam, we're not filming right now, just testing the lighting. Would you mind rolling over to this side of the bed? That's great, now drop the sheet down a bit. Yeah, that's perfect ... for the lighting."
Pamela Anderson likes to have sex. That has been made clear the past several years. Now she's making a reality show all about it.
That's what it sounds like to me anyway. Anderson herself says that she and new hubby Rick Solomon don't really do anything except stay in and have sex, so the new reality show that the pair (I'm talking about Anderson and Solomon, not the other pair Anderson is famous for) will launch on E! next year will probably have a lot of that in it. Plus the fact that since Baywatch, Anderson is best known for her honeymoon sex tape with Tommy Lee and Solomon is most famous for...well, a sex tape made with Paris Hilton. US Magazine reports that a source says that "these two don't have any boundaries, which is perfect for reality stars."
Yeah, OK. I really don't know what to say anymore.
[via TV Tattle]
It used to be that a band would debut a new song either on a tape that they handed out to fans at a club or on a radio station. Now they're debuting on cable news shows.
REM will debut their new song "Until The Day Is Done" tonight at 10 on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. This isn't the first time they've used Cooper's show to debut something. The "Bad Day" video was first seen on the show five years ago. Tonight the song will be used during scenes from the special Planet in Peril.
Let me be the 500th person to say this year's Video Music Awards sucked.
I know I'm not breaking any ground by calling attention to the lamest performance ever starring Britney Spears but there was a lot more wrong with this show than just one bad performance.
How about the multiple parties? How did that serve the show? All it seemed to do was give everyone an excuse to party before the show was over and add to the usual technical problems that the show always has.
Why doesn't anybody care about these Supernova guys? NYP says it's the name (already used by a punk band), the '80s hair band music, the lack of superstars in the group, and a dirty, dirty old man named Tommy Lee.
Why do you think no one is interested in this band?
[Via Pop Candy]
Oh my God! This is, like, the most shocking news EVA!
Pamela Anderson's publicist says that the star (whatever happened to Stacked, anyway?) is divorcing rocker Kid Rock after only four months of marriage. No reason has been given yet, but it's been a bizarrre relationship all along. First they were together, then they were apart, then it looked like Anderson was going to get back with Tommy Lee and marry him again, then she got back with Kid Rock and married him. It was also reported that Anderson had a miscarriage recently.
They went on a "marriage tour" after their first wedding (well, the first time that they made husband and wife, whenever and wherever that was), actually getting married at different times and different places. I wonder if they'll do the same thing for the divorce?
Anderson can be seen in Borat, where he disrupts her book signing. They originally filmed him disrupting her dog's wedding on a beach, but decided not to use that. I think her dog is still married.
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