TV Bites: Jerry Bruckheimer Translates Amazing Race Formula For ABC


· The minds behind Amazing Race, Jerry Bruckheimer and Bert van Munster, are working on a new competition reality series for ABC. And it sounds a lot like their CBS hit: The new series, tentatively called Catch Me, will feature teams of two racing in a "heart-stopping" reality competition that demands its contestants have "an adventurous streak and a poker face." [The Wrap]

Royal Pains recruits an Oscar winner, Jimmy Kimmel plans a few NBA finals parties, and more TV Bites after the jump.

· Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden has scored a multi-episode arc on Royal Pains. Her first episode will on June 3. [EW]

· Beginning June 3, ABC will air its third season of Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night specials. Each half-hour episode will air each night of the NBA finals and feature basketball stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. [Deadline]

· You can breathe a sigh of relief -- the Gosselin children have all obtained proper child-labor permits for Kate Gosselin's TLC specials Kate Plus 8. [NYP]

· Donald Trump has called the Emmys a joke because they don't hand out awards to television shows like The Apprentice. Game on. [THR]


  • NP says:

    I enjoyed Marcia (and her décolletage) on Damages a season ago. I wish they would have brought the character back.

  • Sally says:

    I really enjoy the amazing race, but I'm tired of seeing contestants being eliminated because they either got a bad taxi driver or couldn't get on the correct flight. I want to see more of the countries they travel around in. Give them all the same flights and give them drivers who know where they are going.