or


[07/02/08 - 10:00 AM]
Reality TV Just Got a Whole LoT... Realer! Michael Ian Black Hosts the All-New Series "Reality Bites Back" Premiering Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)
The comedians vying for the title are Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer and Theo Von.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

REALITY TV JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT� REALER! MICHAEL IAN BLACK HOSTS THE ALL-NEW SERIES "REALITY BITES BACK" PREMIERING THURSDAY, JULY 17 AT 10:30 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL�

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Comedian Contestants Include Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer And Theo Von

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NEW YORK, July 2, 2008 -- Tune-in and get ready for the ultimate Reality TV satire! COMEDY CENTRAL presents its first unscripted competition series, "Reality Bites Back," where ten comedians will vie for supremacy in weekly parodies of the most notorious reality shows around! The challenges may be absurd, but the gameplay is real and each week one unlucky comic will find him or herself booted off the program by our gleefully sadistic host, Michael Ian Black. The last one, er, "standing" will be crowned Lord of All Reality and receive a 50,000 dollar cash prize. Viewers won't want to miss the series premiere of "Reality Bites Back" Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

The all-new series satirizes and pokes fun at such staples of the reality genre as "American Idol," "Survivor," "The Amazing Race," "The Biggest Loser" and more. The already patriotic "American Gladiators" becomes the hyper-nationalistic "Almost-American Gladiators," in which the contestants must fight off roided-out Border Patrol Agents as they replicate the immigrant experience through physical challenges; sub-lebrity exploitation is taken to new heights as the contestants stalk and shoot down their d-list partners in "Hunting with the Stars," and, because the public loves to see amateurs fail at skills it takes years to master, the comedians are given 24 hours to become Olympians in "So You Think You Can Dive." Culled from the ranks of seasoned comedy veterans and up-and-comers across America, these stand-ups will do anything for cash and glory! No stunt or psychological game is too humiliating for this group of comic warriors. The comedians vying for the title are Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer and Theo Von.

"It makes total sense that the way COMEDY CENTRAL would choose to get into the reality game is by making fun of it. The nice surprise that came out of making the competition real is that viewers actually root for a winner," said Lauren Corrao, President of Original Programming and Development.

"I believe 'Reality Bites Back' will do for reality television shows what 'Alf' did for extraterrestrial puppet shows," said host Michael Ian Black.

The "Reality Bites Back" page on comedycentral.com will be the home for exclusive video surrounding the show, from uncensored outtakes, exclusive cast confessionals and interviews to a Web-only reunion show, as well as weekly blog entries from the cast. Viewers can also go online to watch a preview for the next week's episode, catch any show moments they may have missed and relive their favorite moments again and again.

Host Michael Ian Black has played a steady mix of off-beat characters on film ("Wet Hot American Summer"), television (MTV's "The State," COMEDY CENTRAL's "Stella" and "Viva Variety" � all of which he co-created � VH1's "I Love The 80s," NBC's "Ed") and in commercials (Sierra Mist).

"Reality Bites Back" is executive produced by JD Roth, Todd Nelson, and Adam Greener of 3Ball Productions, with co-EPs Matt Assmus and Tom Johnson. Lou Wallach and Daniel Powell serve as executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





  [july 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· ED (NBC)
· REALITY BITES BACK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· STELLA (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)





[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Developing "Peep Show" Series Based on UK Comedy Created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
With the original series having aired its ninth and final season for Channel 4 in the UK, series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will be consulting producers on the US adaptation.

[07/27/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases Extended Trailer and Key Art from Its New Scripted Original Series, "StartUp," Starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero
Launching Tuesday, September 6, the series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunistic streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

[07/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
The Wild, Wild West Meets Its Match with Animal Planet's "North Woods Law: Washington State"
The series, formerly known as "Rugged Justice," returns Thursday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/27/16 - 08:06 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Celebrates National Parks 100th on August 28
The one-hour special tells the story of how this radical idea evolved into an enduring mission shaped by the creativity, resourcefulness and passion of individual Americans.

[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
CMT Announces Season Two Pickup of Hit Comedy "Still the King"
The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/16 - 11:04 AM]
AMC's Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" to Conclude with Fourth and Final Season
The network also announced executive producer and showrunner, Craig Silverstein, has renewed his overall development deal.

[07/26/16 - 10:37 AM]
"Girl in the Box," The Disturbing True Story of a Woman Held Captive for Seven Years, Premieres September 10 on Lifetime, Starring Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz and Zelda Williams
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special "Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box," which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/16 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu Announces New Original Special From Emmy(R)-Nominated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The new Hulu Original, in association with Funny Or Die, will become available to stream to Hulu subscribers on August 11.

[07/26/16 - 10:01 AM]
Spike Greenlights New Game Show, "Caraoke Showdown," Hosted by Craig Robinson
"Caraoke Showdown" will tape in Los Angeles and New York this summer and debut on Spike in 2017.

[07/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "The Bachelorette"
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/26/16 - 08:15 AM]
"Roast Battle" Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges
They'll join the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[07/26/16 - 06:14 AM]
Netflix and John Wells Productions Team Up to Tell the Definitive Story Behind The Panama Papers
The project aims to tell the definitive story behind the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information that revealed how the wealthy hid billions of dollars offshore through a little known law firm in Panama.