ABC to Premiere Summer Reality Slate

May 22, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC will premiere five new reality shows over the summer, including the June 12 debut of the relationship series “How to Get the Guy.”

“Guy” follows four single women who are looking for Mr. Right with the help of “Love Coaches” Teresa Strasser and J.D. Roberto. The series, which is shot in San Francisco, premieres Monday, June 12, at 10 p.m. (ET). “How to Get the Guy” is from Scout Productions, producer of Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.”

“But It Now” profiles a family that sells items on the shopping Web site eBay in the hopes of getting enough money together to fulfill a dream. The family will get friends, loved ones and relatives to provide more things to sell and come up with sponsor-donated fantasy packages, unknown mystery items and an assortment of fund-raising competitions.

“Buy It Now” is produced by Flody Suarez (“8 Simple Rules”), Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh (“Tuesday Night Book Club”) and Tom Mazza, Jak Severson and Danica Krislovich (“Treasure Hunters”). No premiere date has been set.

The series will air twice a week, with the first episode showcasing one family and its dream, and the second live episode revealing the final few minutes of online bidding.

“They are light, fun, engaging series that we believe viewers will make appointments with all summer long,” Andrea Wong, executive VP of alternative programming, specials and late-night for the network, said in a release.

The three other shows scheduled for a summer launch include:

“Master of Champions” — A one-hour variety competition to determine who is the best performer within a specific extreme category. Judges will pare the contestants down to three who will then stand before a live studio audience for the final selection. Contestants will be competing in challenges such as interpretive pizza tossing, unicycle obstacle course and amazing drift driving. In some competitions, two competitors perform the same stunt and the judges decide who is the best. In other contests, two competitors perform different and unique tasks. “Master of Champions” is executive produced by Jonas Larsen and Anthony Ross for Y27 Entertainment.

“One Ocean View” — A reality series that follows a group of young single Manhattan professionals who share a luxurious Long Island beach house during the summer. “One Ocean View” is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the production company behind “The Real World” franchise. Jonathan Murray and Joey Carson are executive producing.

“The One: Making a Music Star” — Contestants attend a fully functioning music academy that turns aspiring singers into music stars through professional training., Each week contestants will perform live for the audience, which will have to vote to keep favorites in the competition. In addition, the contestants’ coaches will also serve as judges. The winner will receive a recording contract with a major record company. “The One: Making a Music Star” is produced by Endemol USA, the producers of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”