VH1 plans reality series 'Audrina'

VH1 plans reality series 'Audrina'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. producer Mark Burnett and VH1 say they are teaming up to give viewers a look into the life of TV personality Audrina Patridge.
'Apprentice' gets start date

'Apprentice' gets start date

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The latest edition of the U.S. show "The Apprentice," featuring 16 economically challenged contestants, will have a 2-hour premiere next month, producers said.

'Palin's Alaska' series to air on TLC

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 25 (UPI) -- Discovery Communications says it has acquired the global rights to "Sarah Palin's Alaska," a new eight-part documentary series.
Palin, Burnett working on Alaskan TV show

Palin, Burnett working on Alaskan TV show

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is working on a TV documentary series about the geography and history of her home state, the New York Post said.
Audrina Partridge leaving 'The Hills'

Audrina Partridge leaving 'The Hills'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Audrina Partridge says she is leaving the U.S. reality television program "The Hills," which is set to begin its sixth season this fall.
Gene Simmons to be 'Jingles' judge

Gene Simmons to be 'Jingles' judge

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Rock icon and reality TV star Gene Simmons has signed on to judge a U.S. competition reality series seeking the next great jingle composer, CBS said.

'Lonelygirl15' studio gets $5M shot in arm

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- The studio behind the U.S. Internet hit "lonelygirl15" has received funding from a who's who of U.S. investors, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen.
Myers named host of MTV Movie Awards

Myers named host of MTV Movie Awards

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actor Mike Myers has been named as host for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, MTV announced Wednesday.

Dennis Miller to host game show 'Amnesia'

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- NBC announced it hired U.S. comedian Dennis Miller as host of its upcoming TV quiz show "Amne$ia."

'Pirate Master' sent to Davy Jones' locker

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- CBS has given "Pirate Master" the heave-ho, pulling the reality TV show from its lineup after it failed to connect with U.S. viewers.

NBC still in 'Apprentice' hunt

BURBANK, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- Naming Ben Silverman as head of NBC Entertainment in California may have increased its odds slightly in retaining "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump.

'Angel' Downey, 'Survivor' Burnett wed

MALIBU, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- Actress Roma Downey of "Touched By An Angel" and reality TV producer Mark Burnett were married during the weekend at their home in Malibu, Calif.

Comic Silverman to host MTV movie awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Comedian-actor-writer Sarah Silverman will add another hosting entry to her resume when she emcees the "MTV Movie Awards" from Universal City in June.

Hatch appeals tax conviction

BOSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- "Survivor" winner and convicted tax evader Richard Hatch was told CBS would pay taxes on his winnings, his attorney said in a Boston federal appeals court.

'Survivor' producer signs onto MTV awards

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Mark Burnett, the producer behind hit U.S. TV series like "Survivor," has signed on to executive produce this year's MTV Movie Awards ceremony.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey engaged

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Mark Burnett, U.S. producer of "Survivor," has become engaged to "Touched by an Angel" actress Roma Downey in Mexico, a report says.

New Line to produce Nicholas Flamel movies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainment giant New Line Cinema hopes to get a series of six films out of Michael Scott's fantasy series, "The Immortal Nicholas Flamel."

Burnett to team with CBS on pirate series

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett is set to team up again with CBS on a new untitled U.S. TV series focused on pirates.

Burnett aiming to hypnotize TV viewers

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Reality TV producer Mark Burnett, the creator of "The Apprentice" and "Survivor," is set to enter the world of hypnotism for his next U.S. reality series.

Mark Burnett's new reality show begins now

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The man behind "Survivor," Mark Burnett, has created a reality show called "Gold Rush" that gives contestants a shot at $2.2 million.

Producer Burnett buys fantasy book rights

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Mark Burnett, producer of TV's "Survivor" and "Rock Star," has purchased the feature rights of a new fantasy book series that is a "Harry Potter" spinoff.

'Rockstar: ' has a winner but no name

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The reality show "Rockstar: Supernova" found a winner in Lukas Rossi, but a court ruling still requires the group to under a name-change.

'Survivor' artistic freedom questioned

AVARUA, Cook Islands, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Survivor" assumed a level of creative freedom from U.S. advertisers until a risky storyline showed the precariousness of the relationship, a report says.

GM pulls 'Survivor' sponsorship

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- General Motors is pulling it's advertisements from CBS's "Survivor" for the upcoming season, saying that the action is not related to show's new format. GM was one of the first sponsors for the hit reality show when it debuted but a spokesperson for the a

'Survivor' conducts racial experiment

COOK ISLANDS, Cook Islands, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The 20 castaways on "Survivor: Cook Islands" will be grouped into tribes of Asians, blacks, whites and Hispanics to demonstrate "ethnic pride," its host said.
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