NBC’s drama series, The Night Shift is currently in production at Albuquerque Studios in central New Mexico, and it looks like one of their upcoming reality shows will be heading south in the near future to shoot the first ever American space travel competition.
Uber producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) is making the move into out-of-this-world reality, by offering contestants a chance at space travel in a “groundbreaking, elimination competition series”, based out of New Mexico’s own Spaceport America – Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space travel facility.
Teaming with Branson will bring Burnett’s long-time quest of taking reality competition into the stratosphere to fruition. After successfully selling NBC on the idea of space competition and subsequently building two grounded show premises around the concept over ten years ago, the project will finally take flight from New Mexico.
“I am thrilled to be part of a series that will give the everyday person a chance to see space and that NBC has come on board too so that viewers at home will have a first class seat.” Burnett said in a recent statement.
The prospective air date for the show has been revealed, but the commercial space travel flights, going for up to $250,000.00 each, are scheduled to begin launching from Spaceport America in 2014. Advance ticket deposits are reported to have been purchased by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Simon Cowell and over 600 more buyers to the tune of over $80M.
New Mexico based Reelz Channel is producing its first non-scripted competition series, Race to the Scene, hosted by action-movie star Dolph Lundgren.
In Race to the Scene, pairs of contestants race to and from actual movie locations as they compete in challenges and stunts inspired by memorable movie moments. Race to the Scene is set to debut in spring 2013. The Hochberg Ebersol Company will produce Race to the Scene. The series is created and executive produced by Justin Hochberg, Charlie Ebersol and REELZ.
“Race to the Scene will transport movie lovers off their couch and into their favorite action scenes,” said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company. “Mark my words, Dolph Lundgren will change non-scripted television forever… or at least until he does it again. He is the perfect iconic action star to lead this fast-paced, adrenalin-filled adventure that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats week after week.”
LAS CRUCES — Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the perennial hit MTV show “The Real World,” will hold an open casting call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina St.
The directors are looking to cast the 28th season of “The Real Wold,” the longest running reality series on television.
“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World.”
Casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. According to a news release, these qualities are not a requirement.
Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo identification. Applicants must be 21 years or older by March 1, 2013, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.
For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via email. Visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasting for complete casting details.
The following is a nationwide casting call from familycasting.tv:
(NATIONWIDE) Major TV Network Casting Parents with Crazy Hobbies/Weird Jobs
Are you a parent with a bizarre hobby, strange job or crazy obsession?
A major television network wants to celebrate the weird world that is your family!
Do you Cosplay or spend weekends going Goth or dressing rockabilly? Are your kids afraid to be seen with you because you are obsessed with body-building, paranormal activity or even square dancing?
Do the kids avoid inviting friends over because of your wacky habits? Whoever you are (we’re up for any oddity you throw at us), whether you’re freegans in a folk band, die-hard hippies, circus performers, obsessed Twilight fanatics or American Kennel Club enthusiasts, and it’s NOT what your kids are into, we want to hear from you!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what it is that makes you weird and wacky to your kids — attach any photos that help illustrate. Please include your name, contact info, the city you live in and a current photo of yourself.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is casting for its next season and YOU can take part! Casting agents are focusing on New Mexico as they search for the next deserving family. If you’d like to nominate a family or submit your family’s story, you must send an e-mail including:
Family Name Family Story Photos of Family/Home Contact Information
Send the e-mail to: ExtremeLasCruces@emhe.tv or ExtremeSantaFe@emhe.tv, depending on which city you’re closest to. The deadline is Aug. 31.
BRIAN SCOTT (Judge): Brian Scott is a country singer/ songwriter and restaurateur from New Mexico who found global fame when he won the 2009 Karaoke National Championship USA title with a rendition of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” that some judges claim was better than the original. He went on to place sixth in the world championships and has been tapped to be a judge at the worlds this year in Ireland.
Our “cowboy karaoke” judge, Brian has first-hand experience of the pressure our contestants are under. He has recorded many of his own original songs and mentors other singers including the past two karaoke world champions. He has hosted and judged local, state and national contests. He also created and produced a two-man show called Two for the Road (2008) in Palm Springs, California where he was nominated for best male singer.
He is now a successful restaurateur of The Blue Goose Cafe in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Annnnnd the crazy train continues…as the bride and groom make bank for their spectacle special occasion…here.
Okay, I half liked this tramp because when she and her over-glorified, self indulgent, fame-seeking family hit the already overly populated reality TV airwaves she scampered away with much of the obscenely mind polluting, morally offensive media spotlight and unearned millions of that other eccentric, useless whore Paris Hilton, plus she’s ~ethnic and her obnoxia seemed more tolerable than even more of the media darling, idiots who are committing felonies and achieving job tally zero…while offering even less to overall social consciousness and much, much less to the humanity of this world…
HOWEVER I think this latest show of f’d-uppery nonsense is the noose around the neck of acceptance for this leader of the pack of infamous morons that pop-culture reveres.
Here are some samples of a list of excess for the ages, from the ~woman who got famous for the broadcast of her backing-up into a D-list rap star, whose earnings came in at over $60M in 2010, upon this the blessed occasion of her being betrothed to a multi-million dollar contracted professional athlete:
* Extra large Baccarat crystal vase, $7,850
* Baccarat crystal jam jar, $380
* Two Baccarat crystal ashtrays, $840 each (Puff puff? Tsk, tsk)
* Black Lalique desk clock, $1,150
* Black Lalique vase tourbillon vase, $6,500
* 18 Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir black cereal bowls, $155 each
* 18 Hermes Balcon du Guadalquivir platinum presentation plates, $670 each
* 24 Hermes American dinner plates, $225 each
* Six Buccellati butter servers, $520 each
* Four Buccellati torchon salad serving spoons, $880 each
* Two Buccellati torchon sterling silver vegetable spoons, $1,250 each
* Five sets of four L’Objet gold napkin rings with crystal, $150 each
* Christopfle 1925 coffee pot, $1,650 (creamer and sugar bowl an addition $1,710)
* Baccarat Harmonie pitcher, $925- Baccarat round whiskey decanter, $680
The total for this gift registry, from the first of SEVERAL retailers at which the couple is expected to register, comes in at just over $172,000.
Well, when your sense of reality is skewed from the point of infamy I’m sure this display on top of flaunting a $2M engagement rink is no bother while concepts such as appropriateness, talent, and civics are as foreign to us as whole as an honest politician.
With that, I’ll leave you with this – a true quote of/for these times, and I’ll add a, “REESE for President!” ;)
“I get it, girls, that it’s cool to be a bad girl. But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed. And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!” – Reese Witherspoon
On Location Casting is currently scheduling AUDITIONS for a another episode of a TruTV Reality television show to be filmed in ALBUQUERQUE, NM on 5/27/11, 5/28/11 and 5/29/11.
Seeking the following “real people” types:
- BIG Tough Looking Guys, all ethnicities, ages 20s-40s
- Geeky Wimpy Guys, all ethnicities, ages 20s-40s
- Angry Girlfriends, all ethnicities, ages 20s-40s
- Talent with interesting Physical Features – really skinny, very heavy, super tall, extremely short, odd hairstyles, different facial structures, etc. If you stand out in a crowd for being different, we’re looking for you.
- Eccentric Crazy One-of-a Kind Characters, all ethnicities, all ages
TruTV is looking for some really CRAZY and interesting characters who are not afraid to get ANGRY on camera.
Pay rate for this project varies between $75 – $100 for the day depending on the role.
In order to be scheduled for audition, you MUST be available for the entire shoot dates of 5/27/11, 5/28/11 AND 5/29/11.
Auditions will be scheduled for TUESDAY 5/10/11 and WEDNESDAY 5/11/11 (NO EXCEPTIONS!) and final choices will be made sometime next week. Auditions will take place at our Albuquerque office.
If you are a crazy, interesting character with A LOT of personality and want us to call you for an audition, please submit here with your full name as listed in our database and we will call to schedule your audition.
On Location Casting is currently casting for the Animal Planet series “Fatal Attractions” for filming in EL PASO, Texas.
Looking for talent in the general El Paso vicinity or willing to self travel from New Mexico. Work date is TBD.
We are seeking a DOUBLE who looks like the man in the attached [above] photo:
Male, Caucasian, Long brown hair, hazel/green or blue eyes, facial hair that you are willing to cut into the shown style or are able to grow quickly.
Pay rate if selected is $250.00 per day. Gas expenses will be reimbursed if traveling from outside of El Paso (New Mexico or other reasonably close Texas locations ONLY!). If needed, accommodation will be provided.
If you look enough like the guy in the photo and are interested in this project – please email us 2-3 RECENT photos of yourself that we can see you clearly in (NO sunglasses, hats, masks, other people, etc.) ASAP to: email@example.com with the subject line ANIMAL PLANET. – OLC
Only a “chick” could truly appreciate the epic meltdown that surely spewed forth from the mind of the exquisite flower that is Camille Grammer (a.k.a. what Michael K. looks like in his mind) when her estranged cheating, cross dressing, pretentious husband (he is still her husband) regaled Not Regis and Kelly about his pending road trip/love fest with the childlike version of herself he’s itching to make his bride.
My own chick ears perked-up further when Kelse went so far as to name Fanta Se specifically (and by that I mean passive aggressively) on his long list of United States road trip must see destinations – I thought surely that’s a stab aimed direct toward Camille’s perfectly silicone framed heart…because a few years back Kelse was in rare prick form when he so obnoxiously berated his ride up NM’s Own WORLD RENOWNED Sandia Peak Tram, arranged by the exquisite flower herself while Kelse was here filming Swing Vote to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
That footage was surely lost in the mega fubar that was NBC’s late night shake-up. But maybe some YouTube whiz could dig that up for us…the gist of it was he hated and berated calling it a tram ride up “a hill”.
Well now that Kelsey has found “enhanced love in his life” (surely his children are none the better for such flippant statements, but any-a-hole takes a trip) maybe Grammer will find the City Different to his liking this time out.
I only hope Kelsey’s stick is promptly removed or that he’d at least wear the Scarlet DB on his prominent forehead and embrace his true self the way Camille proudly wears the authentic awesomeness that is her exquisite-flower and nothing else self!
UPDATE/Escándalo 2/8/11: According to the Daily Lobo, the America’s Next Top Model ~auditions held on the UNM Campus yesterday did not go off without a hitch and a heaping bowl of disappointment for dozens that were turned away.
This year’s cycle has upped the proverbial ante by only accepting beauties 5′ 7″ and over which obviously puts Nuevo Mexico at a height-disadvantage, now I don’t know if it was spelled out in the prerequisite we ourselves linked you to below, but we sure are sorry to hear that anyone was disappointed with their experience (or lack there of) at the auditions.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it a million times more – New Mexico’s got talent, young, old, short, & tall! Please do keep checking in with us for casting, crew and other local opportunities – Dirt off your shoulders beauties!
Long before the Jersey Shore or even the Kardashians…Memmer this? You know you do…you know you tuned in back in the day to “see what happens when people stop being polite…and start getting real…”
And there we were, a camera eye in the lives of total strangers for the first time (circa 1992) in this new American way of television – reality. Well now it’s time…for season XXV, if you can “believe d’at” – in Eric Nies wigga voice.
I only watched season one and honestly wish the whole genre woulda died right about there, but it is here to STAY and now MTV is coming to Albuquerque as part of its multi city tour to cast the 2011 season which will be The Real World 25 in Las Vegas…woot!
These select cities are invited to get with the production co. that spawned it all, Benim/Murray for the full schedule of stops for casting cities and all the deets on how to submit for this, what is sure to be a historic season, of the original reality show here.
Are you an incredibly talented and dynamic “HISPANIC” person doing something unique and amazing? Have you ever dreamed of being a TV STAR??
Whether you possess the talent of George or Jennifer Lopez we WANT YOU! Powderhouse Productions is looking for dynamic Hispanic talent for a major TV network.
If you are interested in sharing your story, here is what we need from you:
• BRIEF BIO: In a short write-up, tell us about you and what you do. Tells us what you could offer in a TV show.
• PHOTO: Send us a photo of your face, or a head shot.
• 5-MINUTE VIDEO (Max). Talk to the camera: introduce yourself; show us what you do that’s you special. If you can sing, belt your heart out, if you can cook, teach us how to whip up a family favorite.
Please email/mail documents to Casting Producer, Stephanie Carter:
Simply, “submit name, email or telephone number and a little information about why you would be the perfect guest for the show. Please include a photograph or [sic] yourself and your child/children and the potential father if possible”, by June 2, 2010.
“The most outrageous and entertaining candidates will be invited to the final screening on Saturday the 5th.” And this is a contender for the most painful post ever written by your Sindicator [sads].
NBC’s hit reality series The Biggest Loser has its sights set on the Land of Enchantment.
The show is currently conducting a nationwide search for season 10 contestants:
“Are you outgoing with personality? Do you have the WANT, DESIRE, AND COMPETITIVE EDGE to vie for this once in a lifetime opportunity to change your life forever and compete for $250,000?”
Individually OR with a partner interested parties with at least 100 lbs. to spare are encouraged to apply.
Register and download your application to be considered here.
Of course the stakes are really high this upcoming season on sur-reality TV, as NM’s Own Big Benny Radio is predestined to win both this contest and that of the previous post…’cause he’s America’s Biggest Next el Majico.