CBS Sets Summer Reality Schedule

May 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS has set premiere dates for its slate of original summer programming that will include a celebrity game show, a new series profiling suburban women and the return of reality veterans “Big Brother” and “Rock Star.”

British transplant “Gameshow Marathon” will be broadcast twice weekly for two weeks beginning Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, at 8 p.m. (ET) and the following Wednesday and Thursday before settling in June 15 to its regular weekly slot of Thursday at 8 p.m.

“Gameshow,” which is being hosted by former talk show host Ricki Lake, features six celebrity contestants playing classic game shows including “The Price Is Right,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “Beat the Clock,” “Press Your Luck,” “Card Sharks,” “Match Game” and “Family Feud.” Celebrities participating include Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”), Leslie Nielsen (“Airplane”), Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”), Lance Bass (‘N Sync), Paige Davis (“Trading Spaces”) and Brande Roderick (“Baywatch”). “Gameshow” viewers will have a chance to win a prize each episode through a wireless trivia game. The show is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Granada Entertainment USA.

“Tuesday Night Book Club,” a one-hour reality series that profiles a group of real women in a middle class suburb, premieres Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. “Club” is produced by The Jay and Tony Show Productions for Magic Molehill Productions.

Music competition “Rock Star” returns for a second season with two weekly broadcasts, beginning with a special premiere Wednesday, July 5, at 8 p.m. This year’s edition, “Rock Star: Supernova,” will feature a group of veteran rock musicians who have formed the new band Supernova. Band members include Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses) and returning co-host Dave Navarro will judge the singers. Co-host Brooke Burke is also returning. “Rock Star” is produced by Mark Burnett Productions.

“Big Brother 7: All Stars,” hosted by Julie Chen, premieres Thursday, July 6, at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The seventh edition allows viewers to help choose who will participate in the game from a pool of 20 former houseguests. “Big Brother” is produced by Endemol U.S.A. in association with Allison Grodner Productions and Arnold Shapiro Productions.