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CBS Rolls Out Reality in January
(Friday, December 03 11:37 AM)
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) The long-in-development unscripted show "The Will" finally has a premiere date on CBS, as does a competition to find a new lifestyle guru now that Martha Stewart's in prison.
Both "The Will," from "Bachelor" producer Mike Fleiss, and "Wickedly Perfect," as the domestic-diva show is called, will premiere the first week of January. "Perfect" gets the plum "Survivor" spot at 8 p.m. ET Thursdays starting Jan. 6, while "The Will" will air at 8 p.m. Saturdays -- a spot once intended for "The Amazing Race" -- beginning Jan. 8.
Over the course of 10 episodes, "Wickedly Perfect" will follow 12 contestants who think they have the goods to become "the country's new authority on at-home living." Hosted by former "Good Morning America" anchor Joan Lunden, the show will offer put the contestants through a series of tests related to cooking, decorating and entertaining
Chef/Food Network star Bobby Flay, stylist David Evangelista ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") and "*** and the City" author Candace Bushnell will serve as judges. The winner will get a book deal with Atria Books (like CBS, a unit of Viacom), several appearances on CBS's "Early Show" and a development deal for a lifestyle TV show.The show will push the 10th edition of "Survivor" back to March.
In "The Will," set for six episodes, a "wealthy patriarch" will have potential heirs -- family and friends included -- compete for a portion of his estate (presumably because watching probate battles from beyond the grave is less satisfying). The 10 would-be heirs will compete in mental and physical challenges to determine who gets to walk away with the inheritance.
The show has kicked around in various stages of development for more than two years. ABC originally announced "The Will" for fall 2002 but never went forward. CBS announced in February that it had begun casting.http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271%7C92143%7C1%7C,00.html