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Fox Reality Eyes Originals

5/30/2005 1:00 PM Eastern

Fox Reality Channel is eyeing a variety of original programming, including a weekly genre-review series and cross-platform show in which “experts” will handicap the fates and fortunes of contestants.

David Lyle, COO and GM of Fox Reality, which launched May 24 in some 15 million homes, also said the network is eyeing its own reality competition show to bow early next year. “Right now, there’s a six-month lead time. But we’re looking at a number of things, and have to make some decisions in the next two months,” said Lyle. Fox Reality is also importing international versions of Temptation Island and introducing American audience to such series as the United Kingdom’s The Villa.

As for the launch, Lyle said things began at 5 p.m. (ET) on May 24 with a network promo before jumping into Joe Millionaire.

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