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[08/09/04 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Schedules 'Next Great Champ,' 'Family Time'
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has given start dates to its new reality series "The Next Great Champ" and "Family Time." In addition, the network has confirmed half-hour clipfests "Totally Outrageous Behavior" and "World's Craziest Videos" will return with new episodes on September 10.

All these moves were announced via press release today:

"FAMILY TIME" PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 ON FOX

Best-Selling Author Jay McGraw Hosts Series Original Episodes Air Tuesdays and Thursdays

FOX makes over America one family at a time with the premiere of FAMILY TIME (working title), Tuesday, September 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The ultimate makeover series presents new episodes every Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), with a special 2-hour installment airing on Thursday, September 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET).

Hosted by best-selling author Jay McGraw, son of Dr. Phil McGraw, FAMILY TIME is not just a home-improvement show � it's a life improvement program that visits families who have encountered some challenge along the way. Whether it be weight issues, physical disabilities or a home that is crumbling, FAMILY TIME can overcome any obstacle, get families back on track and help them forge ahead toward their goals. A panel of makeover professionals � a stylist, an interior designer, a construction crew, and even experts who re-invent cars and pamper pets � will help restore and redecorate the lives of families in need.

In the premiere episode airing Tuesday, September 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the Biggins family from TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY continue to pursue their goal of enriching their livelihood and allowing FAMILY TIME's full force makeover team into their lives. Are Al-Mela, Anthon, Chrishara, Zikea, and little Omar ready for a lifestyle examination and reformation?

McGraw spent his adolescence learning and living his father's "Life Strategies." Since he was 19, McGraw has been at the forefront of teen issues, translating his father's philosophies into language teens can understand and enjoy. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller, "Life Strategies For Teens," and "Closing The Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together." His most recent best-selling book is "The Ultimate Weight Solution For Teens: The 7 Keys to Weight Freedom."

FAMILY TIME is from Rocket Science Laboratories, the producers of "Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy," "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fianc�" and "Joe Millionaire." Jean-Michel Michenaud, Chris Cowan and Ray Giuliani serve as executive producers. Janelle Fiorito serves as co-executive producer.

"THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP" � HEADLINED BY OSCAR DE LA HOYA � WILL PREMIERE SEPT. 10 ON FOX

Winner Gets Professional Contract and WBO Title Fight; Special Preview Trailer Will Air Aug. 12 During CELEBRITY BOXING 2 New Friday Lineup Includes TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR and WORLD'S CRAZIEST VIDEOS, Also Premiering Sept. 10 on FOX

Twelve aspiring boxers from across the country will lay it all on the line � both in and out of the boxing ring � when the unscripted series THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP makes its series premiere Friday, Sept. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The eventual winner will receive a professional contract with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and a title fight within the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

A special preview trailer of THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP will air during the encore broadcast of CELEBRITY BOXING 2 Thursday, Aug. 12 (8:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP, eight-time World Champion Oscar De La Hoya and television powerhouse Endemol USA have joined forces for a show that will turn young, raw boxers into top prizefighters. The hopefuls will push themselves to the limit as they slug it out to win a boxing contract and a title fight.

De La Hoya won his first belt in a WBO fight and is currently the WBO Middleweight Champion. "I'm very excited about the 12 fighters who punched their way onto THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP competition," said De La Hoya. "At the end of our series, one of these 12 will earn the title of 'The Next Great Champ.' He will then get to experience the thrill of a live fight against a WBO opponent."

Each of the 12 fighters will be joined on his journey by someone from his personal life � a wife, girlfriend or family member. That personal relationship will add tension, drama and a first-hand opportunity for viewers to see pugilism through the eyes of a non-boxer.

The fighters will prepare under the guidance of legendary trainers Lou Duva, who has trained a long list of champions such as three-time Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield, and Tommy Brooks, who is one of boxing's leading trainers and has worked with former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson. Along the way, De La Hoya will be a mentor, friend and motivator.

Over the course of the series, only those who have what it takes will advance from challenge to challenge, round to round, and fight to fight. The stakes to be the last man standing are high as there can be only one winner � THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP.

THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP is produced by Endemol USA, a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television, in association with Golden Boy Promotions. THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP is executive-produced by Paul Buccieri, Joe Livecchi, Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer. David Goldberg is President of Endemol USA.

Golden Boy Promotions is entering its third year and is America's most innovative and fastest-growing boxing company. With eight-time World Champion Oscar De La Hoya at the helm, the Los Angeles-based company will promote over 40 shows in 2004, airing on major networks such as HBO PPV, HBO LATINO, ESPN and TELEFUTURA.

FOX's new Friday night will also include:

TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR, which will premiere Friday, Sept. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), reveals the amazing things that happen when people hit the "record" button on their video cameras and capture some of the most outrageous, shocking and genuinely unbelievable moments for posterity. Fox Sports Net's Lisa Dergan is the host.

Also premiering Friday, Sept. 10 will be WORLD'S CRAZIEST VIDEOS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), hosted by comedian Brian Unger, where the funny flubs and blunders of TV shows, news broadcasts and other crazy outtakes from around the world make their way onto U.S. television.

TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR is produced by Nash Entertainment. Bruce Nash and Robyn Nash serve as executive producers. WORLD'S CRAZIEST VIDEOS is produced by Brad Lachman Productions. Brad Lachman is the executive producer.





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· JOE MILLIONAIRE (FOX)
· MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS BOSS (FOX)
· NEXT GREAT CHAMP, THE (FOX)
· RENOVATE MY FAMILY (FOX)
· TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR (FOX)
· TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY (FOX)
· WORLD'S CRAZIEST VIDEOS, THE (FOX)





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