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May 10, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
While Usher's foot gets comfy in CeeLo Green's revolving red chair over on "The Voice" comes news the bald virtuoso is set to appear on another reality show: his own. TBS has ordered six episodes of "The CeeLo Life" (working title), which will follow the music star as he handles a full schedule of producing, recording, performing, and finding bawdy outfits to wear. The series will also follow his journey with longtime partners -- Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo -- as they work to bring their hip-hop group Goodie Mob back on the scene with a new album.
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February 22, 2014
Winners of the 45th NAACP Image Awards (some presented at a ceremony Saturday night in Pasadena, others announced the previous night): MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES Motion Picture: “12 Years a Slave” Directing: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” Actor: Forest Whitaker for “Lee Daniels' the Butler” Actress: Angela Bassett for “Black Nativity” Supporting actor: David Oyelowo for “Lee Daniels' the Butler” ...
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August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Food, more food, therapy and virgins are the topics of four new reality series MTV announced on Wednesday. Surely the series most likely to provoke discussion is what MTV is calling the "Untitled Virgins Project," a reality series following various young people from across the country struggling with temptation, relationships and their status as virgins. Luckily, MTV isn't putting them all in the same house together, otherwise, their premise would likely be thrown out the window pretty quickly.
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January 10, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SUNDAY The dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to co-host "The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. " 5 p.m. NBC Comic Book Guy meets a woman and seeks Homer's advice on "The Simpsons," and speaking of fantasy, "The Family Guy" offers reinterpretations of classic fairy tales.
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February 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Two months after the death of Latin music star Jenni Rivera, an April 14 premiere date was announced for the final season of her Mun2 reality show "I Love Jenni. " The third and final season, filmed just before Rivera's Dec. 9 plane crash in Mexico, will include final footage of Rivera and current footage of her family as they rebuild their lives.   Before the new season rolls out, the network -- part of NBC cable networks and a division of Telemundo -- will present an hourlong special, "We Love Jenni," which will air April 7 and feature interviews from Mexican singer Thalia, rapper Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Think of it as "The Real Entourage": Boston brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg are bringing a new reality series about their family to A&E. "The Wahlburgers" will follow the one-time New Kid on the Block and the man formerly known as Marky Mark as they return to their hometown to team up with their older brother, Paul, on -- you guessed it -- a new hamburger restaurant. “We're thrilled to partner with the entire Wahlberg family as they graciously lift the curtain to share this new side of their story,” said David McKillop, executive vice president and general manager of A&E Network.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Choreographer-turned-reality TV powerhouse Nigel Lythgoe  will produce a new competition series in which a  dance company is created in 28 days. "A Chance to Dance" follows choreographers and former London Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt as they audition dancers from different disciplines in three cities:Washington, D.C., Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas. The seven-part series, which premieres Aug. 17 on the art-centric Ovation network, follows dancers from tryout through training and will culminate with a live performance in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
ABC announced on Monday that it has ordered 10 episodes of Israel's hit reality series "Rising Star. " The show -- a singing competition -- has been a phenomenon in Israel, pulling in almost half of all TV audiences in the country when it airs, according to its producer, Keshet Broadcasting. Still, it seems a risky time to launch a new televised singing competition in America. Fox's "American Idol," once a juggernaut that spawned a wash of imitators, is struggling. Earlier this year its ratings dipped to a 10-year low. "The X Factor" is also suffering from sagging ratings, and there are rumors that it might get the ax. This despite the fact that its creator, "Idol" alum Simon Cowell, recently signed a deal to keep the show on the air through 2016 in the U.K.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Only NBC's "The Voice" is performing well, with ratings steadily climbing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
On paper, AMC's new reality show is fabulous. Each week for eight weeks, "Showville," which is set to premiere Thursday night at 9 p.m., will take us to a small town where talent coaches Alec Mapa and Lisette Bustamante will select four locals to put on a talent show; the remaining residents will vote on a winner. You can practically hear how it was pitched: "Waiting for Guffman" meets "American Idol" with a little "Stephen Fry in America" thrown in. Unfortunately, television is not a paper medium and, based on the first episode, "Showville" is a mess, unwilling to commit to being one sort of show or another.
SPORTS
January 19, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Freddie Roach was on track to marry his high school sweetheart and become an arborist caring for ornamental trees. "I chose to become a prizefighter instead," Roach said last week while standing in a ring corner of his Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood as a fighter sparred. "I got a plane ticket to Vegas instead, and here we are. " Where he is now is the subject of a new reality series from director Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights") that will debut Friday on HBO; titled, "On Freddie Roach," it's a six-part series co-produced by HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley.
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December 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The world is getting to be a crowded place, but there are still enough remote locations to fuel interest in "Survivor," CBS' long-running reality series that just got picked up for its 29th and 30th editions. Host and executive producer Jeff Probst has also signed a deal to return for the new cycles, which will take the longest running reality competition show on TV into 2015. The series launched in 2000 and has since aired 413 episodes with 406 competitors. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Though the show was once a ratings powerhouse, with more than 51 million viewers tuning into the first season finale in August 2000, it has since settled down to become the second-highest rated reality series on broadcast TV in the 18-49 age group.
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November 18, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
ABC announced on Monday that it has ordered 10 episodes of Israel's hit reality series "Rising Star. " The show -- a singing competition -- has been a phenomenon in Israel, pulling in almost half of all TV audiences in the country when it airs, according to its producer, Keshet Broadcasting. Still, it seems a risky time to launch a new televised singing competition in America. Fox's "American Idol," once a juggernaut that spawned a wash of imitators, is struggling. Earlier this year its ratings dipped to a 10-year low. "The X Factor" is also suffering from sagging ratings, and there are rumors that it might get the ax. This despite the fact that its creator, "Idol" alum Simon Cowell, recently signed a deal to keep the show on the air through 2016 in the U.K.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Only NBC's "The Voice" is performing well, with ratings steadily climbing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Think of it as "The Real Entourage": Boston brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg are bringing a new reality series about their family to A&E. "The Wahlburgers" will follow the one-time New Kid on the Block and the man formerly known as Marky Mark as they return to their hometown to team up with their older brother, Paul, on -- you guessed it -- a new hamburger restaurant. “We're thrilled to partner with the entire Wahlberg family as they graciously lift the curtain to share this new side of their story,” said David McKillop, executive vice president and general manager of A&E Network.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Eminem asks for a jar of Gundelsheim pickles at every gig, Katy Perry loves flowers, but “absolutely no carnations” and The Foo Fighters prefer vegetarian soup choices since “meaty soups make roadies fart. "  Tour riders - an inventory of incredibly specific, non-negotiable requirements artists provide venues before an appearance -- have long provided fodder for music writers looking to gape at the sometimes bizarre demands or rock stars (the Smoking Gun has a treasure trove of them, including Van Halen's holy grail list of needs )
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September 22, 2013 | By Scott Collins
NBC's "The Voic e" did something its arch-rival "American Idol" couldn't: It won an Emmy Sunday night in the best reality competition category. This was the second straight year that "Voice" -- a singing contest hosted by Carson Daly -- was nominated. Last year, it lost to CBS' "The Amazing Race. " EMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Complete nominee/winner list | Reality round table "Idol" has been nominated nine times, but not since 2011. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are being held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and the show is airing live on CBS. Emmys 2013: Full Coverage Photos: Winners and top nominees Photos: Best and worst moments Photos: Quotes and reactions from the stars Kevin Spacey sees 'new paradigm' courtesy of Netflix 'Breaking Bad' wins best drama series 'Modern Family' wins best comedy series Emmys 2013: On the red carpet Emmys 2013: Show highlights  
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES Stalked by a Ghost A psychic comes to the aid of people who claim to be haunted by relentless spirits in this new reality series. 7 and 8 p.m. Biography Tamra's O.C. Wedding One of the stars of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" gets her own spinoff.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2006 | From City News Service
ABC will air five new reality series this summer, including an "American Idol"-like competition with the winner receiving a contract with a major record company, the network announced Monday. "The One: Making a Music Star" will follow the lives of contestants attending a music academy that turns aspiring singers into stars, with viewers voting out contestants each week. "Buy It Now" has families putting a variety of prized possessions up for auction on EBay.
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August 26, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This weekend, Richard Thomas returns to series TV as the host of a new Pax reality series, Fox's "Cops" is back for its 12th season and "La Femme Nikita" concludes its season. Richard Thomas hosts Pax TV's new reality series "It's a Miracle," tonight. Pax TV kicks off its second season of "Little Men," Friday at 8 p.m. The drama was inspired by the Louisa May Alcott novel. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," Saturday at 8 p.m., concludes its long run with a $100,000 grand-prize winner.
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August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Streamland is a series of blog posts on Show Tracker devoted to examining TV shows and shorts made exclusively for a streaming audience. As more and more viewers watch programming on smartphones, tablets and laptops, Streamland will work to highlight interesting and unique offerings from all corners of the digital universe. Please feel free to drop me tips at jessica.gelt@latimes.com It was only a matter of time before TLC's cult hit reality series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" met its match in a parallel universe of satire.
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August 15, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
No wonder the bearded stars of "Duck Dynasty" are getting big salary bumps . The A&E reality series drew 11.8 million viewers in its Season 4 premiere Wednesday night, the most ever for a nonfiction cable series telecast.  That's more than 1 million more than the previous record-holder, which was "Jon & Kate Plus 8. " That program's infamous breakup episode brought in 10.6 million when it aired in June 2009 on TLC.  ON LOCATION:...
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