TVLand Announces new slate
Baby Boomers ask What's in the Box?
TVLand, the network that used to be about great classic TV, is now the home of reality programming for people in their 40's. With the success of "High School Reunion," TVLand has announced four new programs that will be on the schedule later this year. They are:
"First Love, Second Chance" -- gives long-lost sweethearts an opportunity to rekindle their romance -- years later. Whether it is unrequited love or a relationship that ended badly, the couples decide if there's still a romantic link after all these years.
"Now or Never" -- Empty nesters are given the chance of a lifetime to open a new chapter in their lives by pursuing careers that they always dreamed of…but never dared to pursue. In each installment, couples try out their dream jobs, a new place to live and a whole new social scene before making the gutwrenching decision of which path to follow.
"Make My Day" – provides a window into one day in the life of an unsuspecting participant. Hidden cameras capture the action as contestants are put through a series of weird coincidences, extraordinary situations and surprise appearances.
"What's In The Box?" – TV Land's first game show in which individual contestants square off in the ultimate, fast-paced 20 question competition. Through a series of pointed yes or no answers to questions like "Does it move?" or "Is it manmade?," the players must figure out what's in the box without giving their opponent the upper-hand – all for a cash jackpot and a chance to win a fabulous grand prize.
In addition to these pilots, the following is a list of premiere dates for other previously announced original programs.
"The Big 4-0" – TV Land viewers are invited to celebrate the festivities surrounding one of life's major milestones – turning the Big 4-0. From bull-riding to sky-diving, "Big 4-0" gives a glimpse into the exhilaration of the quintessential events of those who are cart-wheeling into a new life-stage -- their 40's.
"She's Got The Look" – For the first time, TV Land and acclaimed modeling powerhouse Wilhelmina team up to search the country to find the greatest undiscovered models age 35 and older. The aspirants will be flown to New York City to live in a house together where they will face various challenges such as photo shoots and tests on their fashion acumen. Eliminations will occur weekly until the ultimate winner is crowned. Fashion icon and supermodel Kim Alexis is
the host. Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi, Wilhelmina president Sean Patterson, and supermodel Beverly Johnson are judges of this six-episode series.
"Family Foreman" – In this six episode series, TV Land gives viewers an intimate look at George Foreman, the former heavyweight boxing champ who reinvented himself as a successful businessman and pitchman. Viewers will get a rare glimpse into his home life as a minister and father to ten children, five of whom are also named George Edward Foreman.
"The 6th Annual TV Land Awards" is the network's annual salute to all things television from classic stars to future classics – all whose work will endure the true test of time. Several awards will be bestowed upon some of television's
luminaries from the past and present. The announcements of award categories and the host are expected in early spring 2008.