Anything good coming out on CMT? I've gotten totally hooked on their reality programming, do they do any "summer" shows?
Survivor 25 (Phillipines) returns September 19.
(CBS News) The 25th season of the game will take place in the Philippines, where a jungle environment and fierce storms will add to the challenges and discomforts facing the island castaways.
Three "Survivor" contestants who were airlifted out during the previous 24 seasons will be back to lead three tribes of newcomers when "Survivor" returns in the fall for its 25th season.
Host Jeff Probst did not reveal the identities of the returning players.
There have been 10 medical evacuations in the 25 seasons and two of those evacuated already have played more than one game.
Mike Skupin of "Survivor: Australian Outback"
Bruce Kanegai of "Survivor: Panama"
Gary "Papa Smurf" Stritesky of "Survivor: Fiji"
Joe Dowdle of "Survivor: Tocantins"
Mike Borassi of "Survivor: Samoa"
Russell Swan of "Survivor: Samoa"
Kourtney Moon of "Survivor: One World"
Colton Cumbie of "Survivor: One World"
James Clement of "Survivor: Micronesia"
Jonathan Penner of "Survivor: Cook Islands"
BTW, if you know the identity of the 3 returning players, please don't post it in this thread in case there are people who don't want to be spoiled.
Dancing With the Stars 15: All Stars starts September 24.
'Dancing with the Stars': Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley return for all-star edition
ABC announced the lineup today for Dancing with the Stars: All Stars, which bows Sept. 24. And they are:
Pamela Anderson (season 10, withdrew after fourth round)
Emmitt Smith (season 3, winner)
Kelly Monaco (season 1, winner)
Shawn Johnson (season 8, champion)
Melissa Rycroft (season 8, third place)
Joey Fatone (season 4, second place)
Drew Lachey (season 2, winner)
Bristol Palin (season 11, third place)
Kirstie Alley (season 12, second place)
Helio Castroneves (season 5, winner)
Gilles Marini (season 8, second place)
Apolo Ohno (season four, champion)
In addition, viewers will choose the 13th dancer out of a pool of three: Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan, and Carson Kressley. Fans have until Aug. 24 to make their selections on ABC.com.
“We got the best of the best,” Executive Producer Conrad Green told reporters Friday in Beverly Hills. ”We got the best personalities, the best dancers. We had a wish list and we pretty much got the wish list. All were willing to take part. It’s a testament to how much they enjoyed doing it. This is our version of the Avengers. We tried to focus on the people who went further in the competition, who had the most ability. It will be an intensely competitive season.”
Oh my. It's a tough choice between Kyle and Carson. Kyle is a great dancer, but Carson is pure entertainment. I would like to see them both in the competition. Let's drop Bristol and have both of these guys. lol
I think Pamela did a good job, but I have seen several photos of her out and around town over the summer where she appeared to be falling down drunk or actually passed out. I hope she's up for it. She appears to be be in some trouble with the drinking.
The Amazing Race returns September 30.
Amazing Race kicks off its 21st season this year in a premiere episode that airs on Sunday, September 30 at 8 PM ET on CBS.
A total of 11 teams are scheduled to travel across 22 cities on five continents and across almost 40,000 miles.
Spoilers this year already include key locations where Amazing Race challenges are set to take place.
Starting with scheduled kickoff in Los Angeles teams are said to be heading off to farflung locations worldwide, beginning with...
Click to see Spoiler:Shanghai, China, and then on to Indonesia; Bangladesh; Istanbul; Moscow; Amsterdam, Mallorca, Spain; the Loire Valley in France; and concluding with a final touchdown in New York City!
Face Off returns to the SyFy channel August 21.
Syfy's 'Face Off' Season Three to Premiere on New Night and Time Tuesday, August 21 at 9PM
Written By Sara Bibel
A New Group of Talented Special Effects Make-Up Artists Join Host McKenzie Westmore for an Exciting Season of Movie Make-up Magic
Returning as Judges are Ve Neill and Glenn Hetrick, Joined by New Judge Neville Page
Guest Judge Appearances Include Brian Grazer, Kevin Smith, Gale Anne Hurd, Sean Astin, Matthew Wood, Paul WS Anderson, Laila Ali and Barney Burman
NEW YORK June 27, 2012 A new season of infinite imagination and fantastic make-up magic ignites with the third season of Syfys most popular unscripted series, Face Off, premiering on a new night and time, Tuesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The season will introduce a talented group of special effects make-up artists who will meet face to face in Los Angeles to compete in a series of elaborate challenges that will ultimately determine just who has the skillful hand to win Face Off.
Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success. The second season finale of Face Off became the most watched unscripted telecast in Syfys nearly 20-year history, transforming 3.58 million total viewers, based on Live +7 data. This also established a Syfy original series record for scripted and unscripted programs for most Adults 18-34 viewers with 1.01 million.
Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Glenn Hetrick (Mad Men, Heroes). Patrick Tatopolous will sit on the judges panel for the premiere episode, before he starts production design on his latest project, 300: Battle of Artemisia.
Joining the series as the new judge is Neville Page, Lead Creature Designer on the highest grossing movie of all time Avatar, Character Designer on Ridley Scott's recent blockbuster Prometheus, Lead Creature and Character Designer on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Lead Concept Designer on Tron: Legacy and Creature Designer on Super 8. Page's upcoming films include Creature Designer on The Amazing Spider-Man and his most recent work on J.J. Abrams highly anticipated next installment of the Star Trek film-franchise.
The season also boasts an array of prominent guest judge appearances including Academy-Award winning producer Brian Grazer (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind), Kevin Smith (Red State), Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), LucasFilm collaborator and actor Matthew Wood (Star Wars prequels), Paul WS Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil: Afterlife), boxer Laila Ali and Oscar-nominated makeup artist Barney Burman (Star Trek, Mission Impossible III).
The challenges featured will be some of the most difficult, creative and inventive yet: the contestants will create eye-popping new creatures inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, an original alien character inspired by the classic cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, as well as creations for a challenge inspired by the NBC series Grimm. The challenges will be set against the backdrop of Southern California, from the high seas off the coast of San Diego to the WhoVille set at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot.
The Face Off contestants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition. The winning artist will receive $100,000 and will also be given the opportunity to become a guest lecturer at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academies in New York and Paris.
To meet the cast of season three, see photo galleries and video, visit Face Off | Syfy. Photography and bios are also available at www.nbcumv.com. Following are the season three Face Off contestants:
* Carpucine Childs, 30 Marietta, GA
* Nicole Chilelli, 28 Sacramento, CA
* Derek Garcia, 32 Pembroke Pines, FL
* Eric Garcia, 32 Kissimmee, FL
* Rod Maxwell, 47 West Hollywood, CA
* Jason Milani, 25 Hopewell Jct, NY
* Sarah Miller, 29 Vancouver, BC
* Thomas Pietch, 27 Columbus, OH
* Alana Schiro, 36 Northridge, CA
* Laura Tyler, 28 Orlando, FL
* Roy Wooley, 46 Tucker, GA
Survivor Philippines has announced most of the new cast. Interestingly there is a old celeb in the mix. Lisa Welchel, who played Blaire on Facts of Life is in the mix. Former Dodger, Jeff Kent, is also on the show this season. The three returning players that were medivac'd out from their respective seasons, are to be announced later this week. Thank goodness Colton's name hasn't been tossed around as one of the possible returnees.
Syfy’s Hot Set, a movie set design competition series from Mission Control Media (Face Off), will premiere on September 18.
The six-episode series, announced during Syfy’s Upfront presentation, sees two Hollywood production designers and their teams create original movie sets inspired by science fiction, fantasy or horror genres. Each episode is a complete competition, with new production designers introduced each week.
Radio and television personality Ben Mankiewicz hosts the series, while judges include Curt Beech (The Coup, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez); two-time Oscar nominee Lilly Kilvert (The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall); and Art Directors Guild Award nominee Barry Robison (X- Men Origins, Wedding Crashers, The Chronicles of Narnia).
The production designers each have a budget, time limit, and two team members to help them execute the challenges, which range from a devastated alien landscape to a throne room for an alien queen.
The Hot Set contestants are Greg Arnowitz, Carlos Osorio, Abra Brayman, Craig Pavilionis, Charlotte Newman, Roger Ambrose, Thomas Brown, Brandy Alexander, Carol Clements, and Tudor Boloni.
Mission Control Media’s Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian serve as executive producers along with Aliyah Silverstein.
So to recap what starts this month, we have:
September 10 - The Voice
September 12 - The X Factor
September 18 - Hot Set
September 19 - Survivor: Philippines
September 24 - Dancing With the Stars: Allstars
September 30 - Amazing Race
Not all of these were mentioned in this thread yet but I thought they deserved a mention in case anyone didn't realize a new season had started.