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[05/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Turns Up the Heat of New Unscripted Summer Series with Slightly Adjusted Premiere Schedule

[via press release from NBC]

NBC TURNS UP THE HEAT OF NEW UNSCRIPTED SUMMER SERIES WITH SLIGHTLY ADJUSTED PREMIERE SCHEDULE

New Debuts for "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back," "I Want to Be A Hilton," "Meet Mister Mom" and "Tommy Lee Goes to College" While Returning Hit "The Biggest Loser" Gets Late-Summer Peek Beginning September 13

BURBANK, Calif. -� May 26, 2005 -� NBC will tweak its previously announced schedule for four unscripted summer series � "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back," "I Want to Be a Hilton," "Meet Mister Mom" and "Tommy Lee Goes to College" -- as well as the return of the hit Fall series "The Biggest Loser," which will now premiere in a 90-minute episode on Tuesday, September 13 (8-9:30 p.m. ET).

The changes include: "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back," which now will premiere on Tuesday, June 21 (8-9 p.m. ET); "I Want to Be a Hilton" will follow "Joe" in its debut on Tuesday, June 21 (9-10 p.m. ET); "Meet Mister Mom" will begin on Tuesday, August 2 (8-9 p.m. ET), while "Tommy Lee Goes to College" will premiere on Tuesday, August 16, with two back-to-back episodes from 9-10 p.m. (ET) before resuming the next week in its regular time slot of 9-9:30 p.m. (ET).

After its premiere, "The Biggest Loser" will continue the following week in its regular one-hour format from 8-9 p.m. (ET).

NBC's other new unscripted summer series, "The Law Firm" -- from Emmy Award-winning producer-writer David E. Kelley -- will remain on its premiere date of Thursday, July 28 (9-10 p.m. ET).

Following are series descriptions of NBC's new summer programs as well as "The Biggest Loser."

In "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back," the newest and boldest installment of NBC's popular relationship series about average-looking guys with big hearts and great personalities hoping to win the love of a beautiful woman returns with more twists, turns and conflicts than ever before. This time, stunning, 26-year-old and red-headed beauty Anna is the alluring bachelorette who has a degree in business administration and is now a model and entrepreneur. Once again, the unsuspecting model thought she was on a traditional dating show only to be surprised by a swarm of average Joes. The series is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio and Krasnow Productions. Stuart Krasnow ("Average Joe," "Weakest Link") and Andrew Glassman ("Average Joe," "Average Joe: Hawaii") are the executive producers.

"I Want to Be a Hilton" is a fresh, humorous -- and sometimes poignant -- ode to the glamour and style of New York as reflected by its host and mentor Kathy Hilton, matriarch of one of the most ubiquitous families in the world. The series charts the foibles and flirtations encountered by 14 eccentric young contestants as they vie for the opportunity to live the glamorous caviar-and-champagne lifestyle. Immersing them in the New York society scene, Hilton educates the contestants in the do's-and-don'ts of haute couture, etiquette and even how to handle an unforgiving press. At the conclusion of each episode, Hilton eliminates the candidates based on the results of weekly challenges. The finalist wins an extravagant prize package and the opportunity to live the high life, a la a Hilton, for a year. The series is produced by Endemol USA and the executive producers are Paul Buccieri, Jason Hervey, Rick Hilton and Danny Salles.

In the humorous "Meet Mister Mom," under-appreciated Moms are given a surprise luxury vacation while Dad is left to run the household and mind the kids for a week. The show is every Mom's fantasy and every Mom's revenge as comedy ensues when two very busy families realize just how irreplaceable Mom is in their daily lives. Told from the children's perspectives, every episode will also include valuable information for families on how to better manage their lives together. The series is being produced by Reveille LLC, Full Circle Entertainment and James Bruce Productions. Ben Silverman, Robert Riesenberg and James Bruce serve as executive producers.

In "Tommy Lee Goes to College," the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) welcomes a motley new student to its campus � notorious rocker Tommy Lee. At 19, Lee formed "M�tley Cr�e," sending him on a meteoric rise to fame and fortune � and little time for college in the fast lane. Cut to Tommy Lee today -- twice divorced and a single father of two boys. Lee now wants something money can't buy � academic redemption. So he heads off to UNL, but it won't be class as usual when the new student is Tommy Lee. Each of the six half-hour episodes will find Lee floundering in a new fish-out-of-water situation, including such collegiate challenges such as finding a roommate, trying out for the marching band and cramming for finals.

The series is from executive producers Eddie October ("Bands Reunited"), BT (composer "Monster"), Richard Bishop and Brad Wyman ("Monster"). "Tommy Lee Goes to College" is distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution. The series is co-executive-produced by Mike Nichols ("Dismissed"). Tommy Lee and Carl Stubner are producers. October directs the series.

Last year's popular hit returns in late summer as "The Biggest Loser" offers severely overweight participants the opportunity to undergo a radical physical makeover without any kind of surgery. Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch") returns to host as overweight contestants compete for a grand prize of $250,000 in a safe and recommended manner through diet and exercise. A twist in how the competition is "weighted" this season will be the battle of the sexes created when the 14 hopeful yet strong-willed contestants discover themselves divided into the red team (women) and the blue team (men). "The Biggest Loser" is a production of Reveille, 25/7 Productions, 3 Ball Productions and NBC Universal Television Studio. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "The Restaurant"), Dave Broome ("Radio City Music Awards," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), J.D. Roth ("For Love or Money," "Endurance"), John Foy ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") and Todd A. Nelson ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") are the executive producers.





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· AVERAGE JOE (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· FOR LOVE OR MONEY (NBC)
· I WANT TO BE A HILTON (NBC)
· LAW FIRM, THE (NBC)
· MEET MISTER MOM (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· RESTAURANT, THE (NBC)
· SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (WB)
· TOMMY LEE GOES TO COLLEGE (NBC)
· WEAKEST LINK, THE (NBC)





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