aka: My New BFF
Paris Hilton is a woman who needs no introduction, but she'd probably want one anyway. As America's #1 "it" girl, Paris and her entourage make headlines almost daily. Rolling with Paris' inner circle is a pleasure normally reserved for A-list celebrity friends like Nicole Richie and Britney Spears, but Paris has decided that she wants a new BFF -- and Paris Hilton always gets what she wants.
Village SOS is presented by Sarah Beeny.
Sarah follows the progress of six different villages who received large sums of money from the Big Lottery Fund
to start up rural businesses in the UK with the aim to breathe life back into the different areas.
This extreme stunt comedy features the wild antics of four loveable, yet lunatic childhood best friends who live life to the fullest in the desolate Arctic Circle.
Each season of The Next Iron Chef is a stand-alone competition to select a chef to be designated an Iron Chef,
who will appear on the Food Network program Iron Chef America.
Sweet Genius: Description : Food Network's primetime brings master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel to the forefront in the new sugar-packed competition "Sweet Genius", premiering Thursday, September 22nd at 10pm ET/PT. Viewers are taken on a sugary journey as four of America's premier pastry chefs compete each week in three unique elimination challenges judged by Ben-Israel himself. Each round tests their ability to create magical and inventive desserts, while being given an inspiration, surprise ingredients, and a finite amount of time. The winners from each challenge advance to the final test, with the last chef standing receiving a $10,000 cash prize.
aka: SYTYCD Canada
Based on the original American TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance', the Canadian series showcases the best in Canadian dancing talent. Each season, the show holds auditions in major cities across the country, scouring the nation for the top dancers in Canada. Competitors of all genres and styles try to wow the judges in the hopes of making the Top 20, which gives them the opportunity to perform on national television.
Reality romance show set in Costa Rica
The series begins with ten men and ten women, paired into couples. The couples must compete in challenges that test their own abilities and their compatibility as a team. Following each episode's adventure, the winning couple spends the night at a luxurious resort called the Oasis, while the other contestants stay in ordinary cabins and socialize with each other. The next day at the choice ceremony, contestants choose their partners for the next episode's challenge. The last remaining unmatched man and woman are eliminated. The series will conclude with one winning couple, who receive a trip around the world.
Brides-to-be compete in challenges to earn plastic-surgery procedures in a quest to win their ultimate dream wedding.
Four ruthless people who have experience in multiple military divisions to experts in extreme sports and law enforcement must compete in three challenges that work with strength, speed and intelligence. Only one will win the $10,000 prize and the title of One Many Army.
Two teams of passionate ghost hunters compete against each other during an overnight lockdown in a legendary haunted location to see who can collect the most paranormal evidence. Hosted by Ghost Adventures' lead investigator, Zak Bagans, this series challenges amateur paranormal investigators to prove their skills while investigating hotspots with high tech gear. After collecting evidence, the teams present their findings to Bagans and a panel of three nationally recognized paranormal experts.
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges a $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
Sir Alan Sugar - the £700m owner of AMSTRAD, is presented with 14 candidates, he must split the candidates up into two teams each week, and set them a business task. At the end of the each task, Sir Alan will fire one member of the losing team. Until Week 12 when one of the candidates will get a £100,000 with Sir Alan and become 'The Apprentice.'
A British television show, featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. The title of the show suggests a continuation of the long-running series Come Dancing, with an allusion to the film Strictly Ballroom. The format has been exported to 32 other countries (e.g. Dancing with the Stars), and has also inspired a modern-dance themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever.
aka: Top Model
The show's aim is to find a promising but as-yet undiscovered Australian fashion Model.
It's based on the franchise created by Tyra Banks with America's Next Top Model.
The series features a group of young female contestants who live together in a house for several weeks while taking part in challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modelling industry. Normally, one poor-performing contestant is eliminated each week until the last contestant remaining is declared "Australia's Next Top Model" and receives a modelling contract and other prizes.
aka: Top Model
Amateur singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, ventriloquists,
and novelty acts perform for a live audience and a panel of three judges.
If all three judges buzz them off they must stop their act.
The show follows barbecue cooks as they compete for cash and prizes in barbecue cooking competitions.
aka: Masterchef US
aka: Top Model
A nationwide search for the best home cooks in America. One of 50 hopefuls will become a culinary star and America's first-ever "Masterchef."
A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.
Set in Hall's restaurant The Gorbals in downtown Los Angeles, this secret underground happening has taken place during the overnight hours when restaurants close their doors to the public. This kind of competition has not been (nor meant to be) televised. In the show's premise, two talented cooks are selected to prove who's the best. They're cheered and heckled by a rowdy crowd of celebrities, restaurant critics, die-hard foodies, and sometimes each other. The chefs are given three random ingredients, such as pig heads, jackfruit, and live catfish. They're given one hour to prepare their three dishes. The winner of each episode earns bragging rights.
aka: Top Model
MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef.
MasterChef Australia features a different format to that of the original British MasterChef and MasterChef Goes Large formats. Initial rounds consist of a large number of hopeful contestants from across Australia individually 'auditioning' by presenting a food dish before the three judges in order to gain one of 50 semi-final places. Entrants must be over 18 years old whose main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment. Contestants are then whittled down through a number of individual and team-based cooking challenges and weekly elimination rounds until a winning MasterChef is crowned. The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and A$100,000 in cash.
Over a 12-week period, 14 models compete for $100,000 and a modeling contract.
The X Factor is a television talent show franchise originating in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol.
It is a singing competition, now held in various countries, which pits contestants against each other. These contestants are aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions.
The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality
aka: Top Model
A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.
TLC first introduced viewers to "TODDLERS & TIARAS" star Alana, aka "Honey Boo Boo" in January, where her amusing personality and self-confidence won over viewers and her self-proclaimed nickname became a fixture in pop culture. The network has now picked up the new series "HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO", an inside look into Alana's world where the six-year-old pageant sensation proves that she is more than just a Go-Go Juice-drinking beauty queen. When she's not chasing after crowns, Alana's with her family in rural Georgia doing what her family does best: four-wheeling through mud pits and picking up road kill for the family cookout. "HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO" is slated to premiere August 2012 with six half-hour episodes. Each episode follows Alana and her family: stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters 12-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin", 15-year-old Jessica "Chubbs", and 17-year-old pregnant Anna "Chickadee". From family outings to loud and crazy family get-togethers, "HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO" takes us off the pageant stage and into the unapologetically outrageous family life of the Honey Boo Boo clan. (Source: TLC)
aka: Hell's Kitchen (US)
aka: Hell's Kitchen
aka: Hell's Kitchen (U.S.)
Chef Gordon Ramsay is a former soccer player who is much better known for his top star ratings worldwide as a chef. Having a highly successful show in the UK, Fox brought him to their network with 12 hopeful apprentices vying to win a new restaurant of their own. If it were just about their cooking talents, it might be easy, but this isn’t called “hell’s kitchen” without the devil himself in the person of Ramsay, making incredible demands for perfection, something he himself provides as is proven by his many years of winning top worldwide awards for his magnificent cuisine and presentation. If you can stand the heat, welcome to Hell’s Kitchen.
aka: American Idol: The Search for a Superstar
aka: Hell's Kitchen (U.S.)
Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star Search" clone. After each song that was sung, the judges, Abdul, Jackson and Cowell, then critique that finalist's chosen song. After each show's ending, America must vote for a finalist to whom they really think their performance is good using this AT&T (now Cingular Wireless) or any other cellular phone to cast votes with. Once the votes are locked in, the judges and America decides who has the most and the least amount of votes, and the contestant with the least amount of votes is eliminated, and it goes on each week's show until the winner is crowned as "American Idol," where he/she wins a recording contract worth up to $1,000,000. The rest of the other finalists to whom they have been voted off before (the runner-up) also get recording contracts, too.
A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.