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Reality Bites Back
« on: July 03, 2008, 09:26:37 AM »
New Series from Comedy Central! This sounds like a hoot!...or an utter disaster?  :lol:

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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)
 


 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 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.


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Re: Reality Bites Back
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 09:49:47 PM »
OMG!!! This is so funny. Tonight was the parody of Big Brother. Very funny stuff. The best was the comedians trying to seduce a lover in the dark only to find out it was either a mom, dad or grandparent sitting in a chair with the most disapproving look on their faces. I haven't stopped laughing.
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