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Happy New Year And Reality TV For The Beginning of 2010

Happy New Year dear readers, I wish you all a good one for 2010. Sorry about by lack of posts over the Christmas/New Year period, however I took a bit of a break and this coincided with reading the third book of the Stieg Larrson series.

Anyway it is now back to business as usual.  And what about what we can expect on reality TV at the beginning of 2010?

Survivor Samoa continues to be shown on Channel 9 on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm, and if you are not watching it you are missing out on seeing one of the true characters from the show, misogynistic Russell. And yes the recaps will be back Tuesday night.

Top Chef Las Vegas has only a few more weeks on Arena on Monday nights at 8.30pm, and for those who care the spunky Voltaggio brothers are still in the contest. In fact I must be imagining it but both Nigella Lawson and host Padma Lakshmi perked up when Michael Voltaggio brought in the room service breakfast in last weeks quick fire challenge.

American Idol commences on Fox 8, fasttracked from the US on Wednesday the 13 January. This year there will be no Paula Abdul as she has been replaced by Ellen De Generes, which should bring a different dynamic to the show. However, we won’t see her until after the audition shows, until then special guests will be on the judging panel like Posh Spice.

Channel 7 is hoping to get a good start to the year with their “Masterchef Australia” type show, called My Kitchen Rules.  The new series will travel the country with the aim of finding Australia’s best home-cooking team. The teams-of-two will do battle from their own kitchens in each state.  One Sydney food blogger on Twitter claimed she had been approached to audition for the show, but declined. Manu Feidel and Pete Evans are the judges.

Channel Ten has already started the pre-publicity for their high rating reality TV shows, The Biggest Loser, and So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Hayley Lewis, is the new Loser host replacing sacked Ajay Rochester. And even though the cast hasn’t changed Natalie Bassingthwaite in an interview last year foreshadowed some surprises to keep the show fresh.

To whet the appetite here is a preview of the 2010 season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia.  It looks great, and it is good to see that Jason Gilkison and Kelley Abbey are involved this year. I seem to be having trouble embedding it into my blog, but click on the link and it will take you through to clip (SYTYCD Australia 2010 Preview))

The Contender  is coming to a finish on Fox 8, I watched a couple of episodes, but have to confess I am not a fan of boxing. However it was interesting that there were claims that the show was rigged. (Source Blacktown Advocate.).

Arena TV are also commencing a few series in January that look particularly crappy/awesome. These are Miami Social, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and New York Prep (apparently a real life Gossip Girl).

Also Tyra Banks will be back on Fox 8 with her new series of America’s Next Top Model in January. I think this series is the one where they allowed shorter girls to apply.

Anyway it looks like a great start to the reality TV and I will continue to keep you as informed as possible.


1 Happy New Year And Reality TV For The Beginning of 2010 | reality … | Reality Topics Blog { 01.02.10 at 10:32 pm }

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2 Injera { 01.03.10 at 1:06 pm }

Happy new reality TV year, indeed! I’m unreasonably and unfathomably excited about the forthcoming American Idol season. Have already programmed it into the IQ just in case I somehow forget it, and am stressing about the fact that it’s not letting me series link it yet. I need a hobby.

Lifestyle is heavily promoting the local version of Come Dine With Me, but my program guide isn’t cooperating right now, so I can’t say when it’s starting. I don’t mind a bit of CDWM, so am keen to see if the Aus version will be as reliably trashy and entertaining.

Have never really been into Biggest Loser, but it will be interesting to see how Hayley Lewis handles it so I might tune in for a peek.

There’s a new restaurant opening up down the road and I’m hoping Chopping Block makes a comeback as I’m predicting that this place could be a contender!

3 Reality Raver { 01.03.10 at 9:52 pm }

Injera – due to your suggestion I taped some of the UK version of Come Dine with Me (whilst I had Food channel), and really enjoyed it. I had not realised that they went out of their way to cast such disparate characters. Looking forward to seeing.
I have to confess I just dip my toe into The Biggest Loser. Though last year was better then usual.

4 Wurstsemmel { 01.04.10 at 6:49 am }

Happy New Year, RR. Good to see you back.

Not much to whet my appetite there as don’t have Foxtel but am looking forward to My Kitchen Rules. Hopefully it delivers but then Id watch paint dry if Manu was applying it.

5 gogogarnetgirl { 01.05.10 at 9:39 pm }

Chook, I tooagm excited about Ellen… don’t know why I find her strangely attractive but… I can’t WAIT for this season of idol… as for ANTM I think I contributed from NorCal last September…. wasn’t the most exciting… I am looking forward to “How Do You solve a Problem Like Maria” although Scottish cousin Carol has informed me that this series is old old old but the C-child and I are loooking forward to a few choruses of Edelweis !!!!!!!!