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[03/13/09 - 09:17 AM]
NBC Wipes Its Reality Slate Clean
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- While NBC will offer up six original series this summer, just as many won't be back.

On the heels of its schedule announcement yesterday, Peacock insiders have confirmed "Last Comic Standing" and "Nashville Star" - two veteran franchises absent from said lineup - indeed won't be back.

Also officially getting the boot: "Celebrity Circus," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Fear Itself," "The Baby Borrowers" and "American Gladiators." And while repeats of "Most Outrageous Moments" will turn up a few times in the coming months (May 19, July 21, July 28, August 26 and August 28), original episodes will no longer be produced.

2008-09 season entries "America's Toughest Jobs" and "Momma's Boys" likewise won't be getting second seasons.

And it's even worse news for "Jobs" executive producers Thom Beers, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun: the two other series ordered as part of their much-ballyhooed 30-episode deal with the network won't be turning up on the Peacock at all.

The projects in development for said slots - "Salvage," "Shark Taggers," "Swords: Lives on the Line" and late entry "Tornado Road" - however are expected to turn up on cable, where Beers has found success with such series as History's "Ice Road Truckers" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch."

The only reality efforts surviving the aforementioned bloodbath: "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Breakthrough With Tony Robbins," both of which are likely due sometime next season.





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· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· AMERICA'S TOUGHEST JOBS (NBC)
· BABY BORROWERS, THE (NBC)
· BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS (NBC)
· CELEBRITY CIRCUS (NBC)
· CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (ABC)
· DEADLIEST CATCH (DISCOVERY)
· FEAR ITSELF (NBC)
· ICE ROAD TRUCKERS (HISTORY)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· MOMMA'S BOYS (NBC)
· MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS (NBC)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· SALVAGE (NBC)
· SHARK TAGGERS (NBC)
· SWORDS: LIFE ON THE LINE (DISCOVERY)
· TORNADO ROAD (NBC)
· WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (TLC)





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