BURBANK, Calif.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 8, 2003–The second installment of The WB’s “The Surreal Life,” which promises to be even more outlandish than last year’s ground-breaking series, premieres on Sunday, January 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
The WB will air one-hour episodes of this reality/comedy series for three consecutive weeks — January 11, January 18, and January 25 at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. On Sunday, February 1, The WB will counter-program the Super Bowl with wall-to-wall “Surreal,” consisting of encore episodes of the first three installments of this one-of-a-kind show from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET. Then, beginning the following Sunday, February 8, the final three original episodes will air on consecutive Sundays at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, culminating with the finale, airing on Sunday, February 22.
The show features a multigenerational group of familiar faces from yesterday’s headlines living together in a Hollywood mansion for two weeks. While the roommates can come and go as they please, they’ll be required to interact with one another, share bedrooms and bathrooms, do household chores, go grocery shopping, and prepare meals together. Their surreal life story is captured on camera during an around-the-clock shooting schedule.
The cast takes several “field trips” during production, including a revealing visit to a nudist colony, Tammy Faye’s book signing, and waiting tables at a legendary Sunset Strip greasy spoon, as well as Ron Jeremy’s pool party. Other celebrities like Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Andy Dick, Sally Jesse Raphael, and Vince Neil (who starred in the first installment of “The Surreal Life”) also stop by to join the fun.
The celebrity housemates include:
The Good Cop:
Erik Estrada – Even with the paunch, he’s still Ponch!
The Bad Seed:
Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle – MC Hammer’s nemesis moves into his old room. Will he make trouble, or play Nice, Nice Baby?
The Crying Angel:
Tammy Faye – The make-up, the tears, the drama, the Lord – she is so full of love, it’s almost annoying!
The Hairy Devil:
Ron Jeremy – They call him the “Hedgehog.” Starring in over 1,700 adult movies, he brings an extra large package of personality. Will Tammy’s faith be tested?
The Beach Babe:
Traci Bingham – Sometimes called a “Black Barbie Doll,” after “Baywatch,” she’s been on a hubby hunt – Hubba Hubba!
The Real Dirty Girl:
Trishelle – This small-town girl made a splash in the “Real World Vegas” hot tub. Are the celebrity men in the house safe – and if so, what about the cameramen?
Cris Abrego & Rick Telles (“Next Action Star,” “Surf Girls”) and Mark Cronin (“The Howard Stern Show,” “Beat the Geeks”) created the series and serve as executive producers, along with Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle (“Blind Date”). “The Surreal Life” is produced by Mindless Entertainment & Brass Ring Entertainment.
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