Coming off a year of ratings increases and decreasing median viewership age attributed to an increase in reality programming, A&E announced four new reality shows Friday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
Kicking off the first panel of the final day of cable presentations, A&E senior VP of Programming Bob DeBitetto said the network will launch six reality shows in 2005.
Among the new programs:
The new shows hit a couple of modest TCA trends–Las Vegas reality shows (E! Network’s “The Entertainer” and ABC Family’s “Las Vegas Garden of Love” share the same setting) and magician shows (TLC’s “Mind Games”).