CBS Orders Reality Trio
January 13, 2008 9:40 PM
CBS is set to announce three unscripted series orders for debut sometime later this year as the networks continue to ramp up their strike-filling reality fare.
Notably absent from the list: A renewal for “Kid Nation,” though a network representative declined to characterize the show as canceled.
Here are some official descriptions from an upcoming press release (with exclamation points deleted). Air dates and episode counts are not yet available.
— “Secret Talents of the Stars”: Biweekly celebrity talent show will uncover some of the most fascinating and unique secret talents of your favorite film and television stars, whether it be singing, dancing, magic or even acrobatics. Celebrities will compete in a tournament-structured format to determine who has the best hidden talent. Each performance will include a lineup of professional judges to provide their point of view, but it’s the viewers who get to vote for which celebrity impressed them the most. (Executive producers Robyn Nash and Don Weiner)
— “Game Show in My Head”: A half-hour series from executive producer Ashton Kutcher (“Punk’d,” “Beauty and the Geek”), is a hidden-camera game show in which contestants wear an earpiece as they go about their daily lives. As instructed by the host back in the studio, if the contestants can perform crazy, outrageous and oftentimes embarrassing tasks in public, they can go home with big money. (Executive producers Jimmy Mulville & Leon Wilde and Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg & Karey Burke)
— “America’s Top Dog” (working title): Hourlong series where “man’s best friend” can help its owner win big money. Owners and their pets—from “pageant dogs” to those simply trained at home—will live together and battle it out in a dog competition that tests the dog’s relationship with the person who has raised and trained it. (Executive producers R.J. Cutler, Stu Schreiberg and Stephen Kroopnick)