In this unique experiment, nine 21st century volunteers subject themselves to the weight loss diets and fitness regimes of previous generations. But have they bitten off less than they can chew?
They've conquered the world of reality television. Now Rob and Amber take on the biggest gamble when Rob decides to take their cash and go all in to become a professional poker player. Will Rob be able to cash in or will his dreams fold them both?
Bedsitcom is a British reality television hoax series that was broadcast on Channel 4 in December 2003. The series follows the lives of six young people living in a loft flat in London - three of them actors being directed by the writers.
THEM was a short-lived TV series. On the show, a gang of street magicians set up various scenarios to lure unsuspecting targets. After the team bewildered their victims, they would reveal themselves to the target as one of T.H.E.M.
Brat Camp is a reality television show. The first season, featuring RedCliff Ascent, won an International Emmy. Subsequent seasons saw declining viewership. The American version of Brat Camp was cancelled after its one-season run, but is being aired in Canada on Slice as of early 2007. The UK version was also aired in the United States in 2004 on ABC Family, and its popularity resulted in ABC ordering an American version. On August 24, 2007, it was announced that the show had been cancelled, along with shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and You Are What You Eat.
Mike Rowe and a group of trained professionals demonstrate how to survive a variety of dangerous situations, from jumping from one building to another, to surviving in a falling elevator, to taking control when your car flips over. Based on the popular best-selling book The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, this show teaches practical life-saving skills that can be useful in the most extreme conditions.
I Hate My Job is an American reality television series about young men abandoning their careers for the chance to pursue unfulfilled dreams. The show was hosted by Al Sharpton. It was shown on Spike TV from 2004 to 2005.
Three Wishes is a reality television show that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2005. It featured contemporary Christian musician Amy Grant as she traveled around the country fulfilling the big wishes and dreams of some needy small-town residents. The show comes into a town, takes over the town square to take wishes at their, "Wish Tent", and then films the episode in the following days. During this time, a free concert and carnival are held at which Amy Grant performs. Though Grant's music was heard in most episodes, it was only through brief excerpts of her live performances and the show's theme song, "Believe", as Grant did not want to use the series to promote her own music. Casting is held well in advance of taking wishes in order to determine suitability for filming at the location. The series ended after ten episode due to disappointing ratings. It also aired on CityTV in Canada.
The Cut was a television reality show for world class fashion designers hosted and sponsored by fashion designer and billionaire Tommy Hilfiger. Sixteen designers split into new teams each week to complete tasks, with a player eliminated each round. The show debuted on CBS, and shifted timeslots through the summer. Of note was the catch phrase Hilfiger used for each elimination, celebrity appearances, and the New York City setting. The winner had the opportunity to design a clothing line for HIllfiger. In the final, three contestants were allowed to bring back former teammates to help design a window display. Hilfiger chose Cortez as the winner.
8th & Ocean is an American reality series about a group of models living in Miami, Florida that premiered on MTV on March 7, 2006. The series aired for ten episodes, ending its run on May 9, 2006. The creators of 8th & Ocean are also responsible for Laguna Beach, a show also airing on MTV. The theme song for the show is "Beautiful Love" by the Christian rock band The Afters.
Shattered was a reality television programme shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It aired in 2004. Ten contestants were challenged with going without sleep for seven days while their actions were constantly monitored. Over the seven days the ten housemates had to endure daily performance testing and a variety of challenges. They were competing for a potential prize fund of £100,000 though, at any point, if a contestant closed their eyes for over ten seconds, then £1,000 was deducted from the prize fund.
Damage Control is a reality TV series produced by MTV. Hosted by Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier, and directed by Sebastian Doggart, the show was a real-life version of the movie Risky Business. It first aired on MTV on March 6, 2005. The last episode was broadcast on April 24, 2005.
Teen Big Brother was a United Kingdom spin off of the popular television programme Big Brother in which teenagers inhabited the house. The show was presented by Dermot O'Leary.
Missing You Already is a three-part series that centers on couples who have reached a crossroads in their long-term relationships and face the dilemma of which path to take for the future.
Boys and Girls was a British television gameshow broadcast in 2003 by Channel 4. The series was produced by Chris Evans through his company UMTV, and was presented by Vernon Kay. Evans only occasionally appeared on screen, usually as the driver of the golf buggy used to ferry the winning contestants off-set at the end of the show. Thus the show was one of the first Evans-produced shows not to feature Evans himself in a presenting role. Kay's co-presenter was Irish presenter and model Orla O'Rourke.
K11 – Kommissare im Einsatz is a pseudo-documentary in the style of a real-life crime drama, which is broadcast on the private channels Sat.1 and Puls 4 and so far consists of nine seasons.
Ev and Ocho is an American reality documentary television series that was scheduled to premiere on September 3, 2012, on VH1. The series chronicles Chad Ochocinco Johnson's engagement and eventual wedding to Evelyn Lozada, who appears as a cast member of Basketball Wives. Eleven episodes were produced, including a two-part wedding finale.
The Will is an American reality television series on CBS that lasted only one episode, shown on Saturday, January 8, 2005. It centered on the "Benefactor", a multi-millionaire from Arizona named Bill Long. Ten of his friends and relatives competed in a series of challenges to win the right to inherit his "prized possession", a huge Kansas ranch. The show was created by Mike Fleiss, who produced The Bachelor for ABC. The Will is one of only a handful of series in American history to be pulled after one episode. In the case of The Will, cancellation was due to very low ratings. Despite receiving a heavy promotional push from CBS, the program averaged only 4.2 million viewers during its 8:00-9:30PM ET/PT time slot, which made it CBS's lowest-ranked show of the week. The following Saturday, the network replaced it with a re-run of Cold Case, a crime drama. The quick cancellation of The Will was lampooned on an episode of the ABC late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a montage of clips from the show, and the message "Will Miss You--January 8, 2005 - January 8, 2005." Although it was initially reported that the five remaining episodes could appear on an American cable network, they eventually did air on the Fox Reality Channel not long afterwards, and all six episodes aired in New Zealand beginning in December 2005. In the final episode, Long's wife Penny became the overall winner.
Two friends lifelong friends, Ed and Spencer, are pitted against each other in a series of weekly challenges that are ridiculous, funny and immature; but where winning means everything.