TV Review: THE GREAT ESCAPE – Season 1 – “Escape from Alcatraz” – Series Premiere

RIch Eisen is the host of THE GREAT ESCAPE - Season 1 - "Escape from Alcatraz" | ©2012 TNT/John Nowak

Host: Rich Eisen Network: TNT, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: June 24, 2012 Just when you think every reality show concept has been done to death, along comes something refreshing like THE GREAT ESCAPE, TNT’s uber-successful attempt to get in the reality game. With executive producer Ron Howard and Brian Grazer behind-the-scenes (alongside THE AMAZING RACE executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri), they’re off to a, well, great, start. Mixing in elements of THE AMAZING RACE and FEAR FACTOR, the series is pretty simple in concept, but elaborate and expansive in execution. Three teams of two are taken […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE GLASS HOUSE – Season 1 – Series Premiere

A scene with Apollo, Alex, Holly and Jacob from the premiere episode of THE GLASS HOUSE - Season 1 | ©2012 Nicole Wilder/ABC

Network: ABC, Airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: June 18, 2012 ABC has long been trying to start a reality show franchise that it can own outside of THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE and DANCING WITH THE STARS powerhouses. They have tried to copy THE AMAZING RACE and failed. They had a great reality show in THE MOLE that never seemed to get off the ground in terms of viewers even though it was awesome. Now, they are trying to copy BIG BROTHER with THE GLASS HOUSE. Of course, this reality show made headlines before even airing because of the lawsuit […]Read On »

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Breaking News: CBS announces its Fall 2011 Schedule

Poppy Montgomery in UNFORGETTABLE - Season 1 | ©2011 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

CBS announced its Fall 2011 schedule today and the network made some pretty aggressive moves to its schedule – all of which will strengthen its weak spots and cushion new shows. Some of the big moves include CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION vacating the Thursday at 9:00 slot its held for years and moving to Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm. Venerable comedy hit RULES OF ENGAGEMENT moves to Saturday nights at 8:00 pm in a grand CBS experiment of opening up more original programming on that graveyard of a night. And THE GOOD WIFE is sent to Sunday nights at 9:00 […]Read On »

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