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NEWLYWEDS Leaves My MTV; Cast Announced For The WB

Published at: Oct. 21, 2003, 9:43 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

"Wah! Reality shows suck! Wah!"

You, sir, are on record!

If any of the rest of you are sad because Jessica Simpson’s “Newlyweds” is airing its last episode tonight, perhaps this scoop on “Surreal Life 2” casting from Variety’s Josef Adalian will cheer you:

* Traci Bingham (“Baywatch”)

* Erik Estrada (“ChiPs”)

* Tammy Faye Messner (hard-on-the-eyes televangelist)

* Vanilla Ice (“Cool As Ice”)

* Ron Jeremy (hard-on-the-eyes porn star)

* Trishelle Cannatella (“Real World: Las Vegas,” “Punk’d,” “RW/RR Challenge: The Gauntlet”).

There will also be a rotating “guest star” each week.

The 11-day shoot kicks off today in the same house utilized for part one.

The six-episode series is expected to begin airing early next year.

The "Newlyweds" season finale airs Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. MTV. Don't worry -- it'll be back (with a much more guarded Jessica) in January.





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  • Oct. 21, 2003, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Screw Erik Estrada...

    by RenoNevada2000

    What the hell ever happened to the other guy?

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 10:14 a.m. CST

    2nd?

    by Bilboseyes

    First post...of mine. Will Ron "the Hedgehog" bring his porn collection. Maybe even add Tammy Faye to his "short" list.

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I usually hate reality shows...

    by Wungolioth

    ...but I gotta say I was entertained by the last one. I'm not sure I will like this cast as much as last year's, but with Ron Jeremy and Tammy Faye in the same house, I gotta give it a look.

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by Wungolioth

    Will Vanilla Ice be the next one to get all the ribbing in the promos, like Cory Feldman did in the last one?

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Erik Estrada rocks...

    by MiserableRainGod

    ...simply becuase he provides a voice on Sealab 2021. Don't be dissin' my AdultSwim comedy block, son! Um, yeah. So what the hell what this "news" story about, anyway?

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Which female co-star...

    by Mad_Radhu

    ...is going to get her reccomended daily allowance of Vitamin "M"? I want to know!

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 10:58 a.m. CST

    That Newlyweds show was freakin' hilarious

    by Terry_1978

    Just for the reactions of big pimp Nick at his wifey's sheer stupidity....Chicken of the Sea....classic.

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Trishelle

    by godzthor1

    Anyone unfamiliar with Trishelle should check out Playboy's "Girls of Reality TV" dvd. Yowza!

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Ewwww.....who's gonna get stuck sharing a bunk bed with Ron Jere

    by Lance Rock

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Estrada and Sealab...

    by FNORDknt

    He better give some mention of Sealab 2021 and Harry Goz...RIP Goz...

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Jessica Simpson is the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the planet!

    by jimmychitwood

    Jessica may be a stupid as she is good looking....no one i know believes that she can be that stupid, she must be acting...the one who comes out looking OK is nick, we all thought he was soem kind of boy band fag, but he's just a regular guy, who hit the motherload...but how does he STAND her???...i'd take her virginity and then go looking for britney...

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Jessica Simpson is the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the planet!!!

    by jimmychitwood

    Jessica may be as stupid as she is good looking....no one i know believes that she can be that stupid, she MUST be acting...the one who comes out looking OK is nick, we all thought he was some kind of boyband fag, but he's just a regular guy, who hit the motherload...but how does he STAND her???...i'd take her virginity and then go looking for britney...

  • Oct. 21, 2003, 7:34 p.m. CST

    newlymeds

    by drudgejr

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Fret not, y'all: NEWLYWEDS is coming back in January

    by KingKrypton

    The nine episodes they ran this fall were kind of a test run. But the show caught on, and at the end of tonight's show they announced that the new season would start in January. Which is just as well, because I actually enjoy it in spite of myself. I normally dislike reality shows, but to see a talentless never-even-came-close-to-being-a-pop-diva bimbo make an ass of herself repeatedly is just too entertaining for words. Jessica Simpson (who's angling to do the I DREAM OF JEANNIE movie) is just SO stupid. She thinks buffalo wings are exactly that, she thinks Chicken of the Sea tuna is actually chicken, she doesn't know what rigor mortis is, she thinks there's an animal called a "platymapus," she belches and farts all over the place...she just humiliates herself day in and day out and never once realizes it. To quote Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor, "It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving." I'm actually looking forward to January. I can't wait to see how much stupider she's gonna get!

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Clint Howard

    by SamFuller'sGhost

    Make it happen!

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 1:46 a.m. CST

    what, NO COREY HAIM..!? NT

    by camshaft60

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Ladies!! Ladies!! Ladies!! Poncharella and the Hedgehog are in t

    by SouthSide_2010

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I don't know if people from other reality shoes should count as

    by Pardon_My_Zinger

    Putting Trishelle or the girl from "Survivor" (last season of "Surreal Life") on a reality show such as this one kind of comes off as cheating to me. Then again, if it was Trishelle's best friend Katie from "Road Rules," I'd watch, because that girl is a complete cutie-pie.

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Jessica going to Harvard

    by CastortTroy

    Jessica simpson is going to Harvard University...to visit anyway and the cameras will capture it. Ha

  • Oct. 22, 2003, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Surreal Part Deux

    by council24

    I thought the last Surreal life was cute and occasionally funny, but this list is just fucking sad. This cast looks more like a criminal line-up than a b-level, celeb line-up. I think watching a test pattern would be more entertaining than this.