TV Bulletin Board (Mon., Dec. 21) -- Three Rivers runs dry, replaced by reality hour
By ED BARK
CBS has announced its post-Super Bowl attraction -- and its replacement for the struggling Sunday night hospital drama, Three Rivers.
It's Undercover Boss, to be launched after the network's Sunday, Feb. 7th telecast of Super Bowl XLIV. The one-hour reality series -- executives clandestinely leave "the comfort of their corner office" to mingle with commoners -- then will move to Sundays at 8 p.m. (central) on Feb. 14th.
Also returning on that date is the 16th edition of The Amazing Race, which will precede Undercover Boss at 7 p.m. Cold Case moves back to Sundays at 9 p.m.
In limited mid-season tinkering, CBS also announced that the 20th edition of Survivor will be a "Heroes Vs. Villains" affair set to premiere on Thursday, Feb. 11th. It'll be a gathering of good and bad from previous Survivors, with the principals to be named later.
Survivor host Jeff Probst also will be presiding over a one-hour Live For the Moment special on Thursday, Jan. 28th. CBS says that Probst will escort "someone on a series of adventures and experiences that create special life moments with their family and friends." That person then shares his or her "inspiring insights."
***NBC will throw another unscripted hour on the grill with Perfect 10, emceed by Guy Fieri of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fame.
The Peacock has ordered eight episodes of the "family friendly" game show, in which contestants will compete in a "series of simple, yet nerve-wracking games that can reward them a $1 million prize." There's no air date yet.
****Let me make this crystal clear. Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report at last will be going to high-definition on Monday, Jan. 4th. The network promises "crisp picture quality."