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Paneru
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:27 PM
From V&S fans:
I was watching the Daily Buzz which is a morning show
based in Florida and the guys reported that V&S will have a new
reality series which will debut this summer for the ABC Family Channel.

It will follow their lives on and off the court. Their daily lives, interactions
with friends and family, and finding their way in the real world.

can't wait to see it!

pigam
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:30 PM
could be interesting.
too bad I will probably never see it.
clips and screencaps always wellcome, thanks in advance :p

will be difficult for Serena NOT to act in front of the camera, tho ;)

TomTennis
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:36 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG!

I bet crummy UK channels will never get it...not even Sky!

Oh well..OMG cant wait to hear about it though!

Mirage
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:37 PM
Cool!

40-0
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:46 PM
wow interesting, after the LIVE from the Williams Sisters Tour, i think this is totally awesome!

Oneofakind0490
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:57 PM
I can't wait to see it. THe bad thing about ABC Family Reality Shows is they never last a couple of episodes. Lets hope Serena and Venus can change that.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:27 PM
This is so exciting - I can't wait :)

alfonsojose
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:30 PM
The Bitchy life ;)

wta whore 79
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:36 PM
I guess it's better than nothing, but Serena totally deserves her own reality show on MTV! Her ratings would be phenomenal and totally help tennis' popularity in the younger age demographic.

Denise4925
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:16 PM
:hearts: Can't wait.

Kabezya
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:17 PM
This is really cool :) I love it.

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Good for them! :yeah:

I can't wait to watch it. :woohoo:

I wonder how many episodes the hata's will watch looking for anything negative to talk about? :tape:

Denise4925
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:27 PM
Good for them! :yeah:

I can't wait to watch it. :woohoo:

I wonder how many episodes the hata's will watch looking for anything negative to talk about? :tape:
All of them :rolleyes:

Volcana
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:44 PM
I suppose I can always hope this thread is a hoax. This is just SO inevitable. Do we really NEED another reality show? If we do, how about a reality show on life in Red Lake, Minnesota? Maybe we'll figure out why AMerican teenagers are turning to mass-murder.

thelittlestelf
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:47 PM
OMG! That's so cool! I'll watch every episode, definitely :yeah:.

If you guys get any info of when when it'll be on please tell me :D

Mica
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Good for them! Excellent way for them to further promote V Starr and Aneres and their various charities and endorsements!


Yay!

Kiswana
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:03 PM
I can never get enough of Venus, Serena and the Williams family on television so this is terrific news. I've actually thought of them as hosting a reality show that I call The Prodigy. It would be in the format of The Contender with the end of each episode being an actual match between the two that were up for elimination. I wish Venus and Serena weren't so busy because I think this would be a lucrative venture for them...not that there is shortage of lucrative ventures in their lives.

Rocketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:05 PM
I suppose I can always hope this thread is a hoax. This is just SO inevitable. Do we really NEED another reality show? If we do, how about a reality show on life in Red Lake, Minnesota? Maybe we'll figure out why AMerican teenagers are turning to mass-murder.

so having one precludes having the other? :confused:

Tati & Dani
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:08 PM
gonne be funny, i think

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:29 PM
Can't wait to see it. I'm sure it will be funny.

harloo
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:45 PM
I suppose I can always hope this thread is a hoax. This is just SO inevitable. Do we really NEED another reality show? If we do, how about a reality show on life in Red Lake, Minnesota? Maybe we'll figure out why AMerican teenagers are turning to mass-murder.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

harloo
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Good for them! :yeah:

I can't wait to watch it. :woohoo:

I wonder how many episodes the hata's will watch looking for anything negative to talk about? :tape:

You know they only need one.:lol:

Paneru
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:14 PM
I suppose I can always hope this thread is a hoax. This is just SO inevitable. Do we really NEED another reality show? If we do, how about a reality show on life in Red Lake, Minnesota? Maybe we'll figure out why AMerican teenagers are turning to mass-murder.

Oh spare us please!

Good grief, if you don't
like reality tv then don't watch it!

Problem solved!
Over it and you.


For those interested,

Sisters act
Venus and Serena to star in ABC reality show
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/tennis/03/28/williams.reality.ap/t1_williams2.jpg
First authors, now reality-show stars: Venus (left) and Serena Williams.

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Serena and Venus Williams will be starring in their version of a tennis reality show.

The sisters' off-court lives -- their family, friends and the glamour of big-time tennis -- will be featured in a six-episode show that is still untitled but set to premiere on ABC Family in July.

"The series will provide our fans with an up-close, inside look at our lives away from the tennis courts," Venus Williams said.

The sisters have won 11 major single titles between them and are competing at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena is ranked No. 4 in the world and Venus No. 9.

Serena Williams said she and her sister welcome the chance to "branch out into a new medium."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/03/28/williams.reality.ap/

DA FOREHAND
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:27 PM
so having one precludes having the other? :confused:


yes! My idea for a reality show on how a blk guy who grew up in an all white neighborhood life is turned upside down when he moves to washington d.c..
The networks shot me down siting "We have the Williams sisters"

RVD
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:34 PM
This is fantastic!! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/alc.gif

It was definitely inevitable. But honestly, ABC will need a more than six episodes to cover the life of just one sister, let alone two. :lol:
I hope that they also show some key matches with top opponents during their tennis scenes. http://deephousepage.com/smilies/clap.gif
THANKS FOR THE INFO! :wavey:

WF4EVER
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Personally I detest reality shows and though I like to see Venus and Serena all the time, I'd prefer more focus on the tennis. I want to see Venus improving; does she really need this distraction?

moon
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:56 PM
This is fantastic!! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/alc.gif

It was definitely inevitable. But honestly, ABC will need a more than six episodes to cover the life of just one sister, let alone two. :lol:
I hope that they also show some key matches with top opponents during their tennis scenes. http://deephousepage.com/smilies/clap.gif
THANKS FOR THE INFO! :wavey:

I think ABC is only doing 6 episodes, just to see how the ratings would be. Or it could be, that's all Vee & Ree would commit to. Either way, it's gonna be great! (If MTV's Serena's Diary is anything to judge by)

Besides, If Nick & Jessica can do it, then certainly Venus and Serena can. :hearts:

RVD
Mar 29th, 2005, 12:00 AM
I think ABC is only doing 6 episodes, just to see how the ratings would be. Or it could be, that's all Vee & Ree would commit to. Either way, it's gonna be great! (If MTV's Serena's Diary is anything to judge by)

Besides, If Nick & Jessica can do it, then certainly Venus and Serena can. :hearts:That's exactly what I told my wife. ;)

StarDuvallGrant
Mar 29th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Oh spare us please!

Good grief, if you don't
like reality tv then don't watch it!

Problem solved!
Over it and you.


For those interested,

Sisters act
Venus and Serena to star in ABC reality show
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/tennis/03/28/williams.reality.ap/t1_williams2.jpg
First authors, now reality-show stars: Venus (left) and Serena Williams.

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Serena and Venus Williams will be starring in their version of a tennis reality show.

The sisters' off-court lives -- their family, friends and the glamour of big-time tennis -- will be featured in a six-episode show that is still untitled but set to premiere on ABC Family in July.

"The series will provide our fans with an up-close, inside look at our lives away from the tennis courts," Venus Williams said.

The sisters have won 11 major single titles between them and are competing at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena is ranked No. 4 in the world and Venus No. 9.

Serena Williams said she and her sister welcome the chance to "branch out into a new medium."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/03/28/williams.reality.ap/


:worship: and :worship:

Cariaoke
Mar 29th, 2005, 12:22 AM
Too bad ABC Family isn't a Bittorrent channel. I'd love to have it in HD to burn to DVD.

I'm sure the show will do well. MTV showed Serena's diary so many times, *I* actually got sick of seeing it. A lot of people are curious about how they roll. I just hope it isn't 22 minutes of "Daddy..." or them loving up those lucky ass dogs. :(

alton8401
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:14 AM
Can tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams score a ratings ace?

That's what ABC Family TV is hoping for as it unveils a brand-new reality series starring the sibling tennis champions.

According to the network, the yet-to-be-titled series will follow the sisters around and unveil the details of their formerly private personal lives.

"The series will provide our fans with an up-close, inside look at our lives away from the tennis courts," Venus said in a statement. Visit http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/movies/eo_yellogo.gif for more: •Janice Dickinson THS (http://yahoo.eonline.com/On/Holly/Shows/Dickinson/index.html?yhtne) •The Awful Truth (http://yahoo.eonline.com/Gossip/Awful/index.html?yhfresh) •Fashion Police (http://yahoo.eonline.com/Gossip/Fashion/index.html?yhfresh) More stories:Porn Mag Links Jackson and Accuser"Guess Who" Beat "Miss Congeniality"Brad, Jen Off to Divorce CourtCrowe's Band Breaks Up"Idol" Axes Mikalah
"We're very excited to branch out into a new medium," added Serena.

The six-episode series, which will bow in July on the family-friendly network, will feature the dynamic tennis duo "coming of age, as they find their place in the world outside of tennis," per a release from the network.

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Between them, they have 11 major singles titles. Currently, Serena is ranked at No. 4 on the pro circuit and Venus is rolling in at No. 8, though both have held the top slot at one time or another.

It appears that the sisters aren't satisfied with just breaking into television, however. They have also co-written an book for pre-teens called Venus and Serena: Serving From the Hip: 10 Rules for Living, Loving, and Winning.

"It's a great book for teenage girls who deal with different issues," Serena said in a statement. "Growing up, I would have loved to have had such a positive role model to look up to and try to be like and try to emulate. We love having that opportunity to say, 'Look, you can be like us; you can be successful and at the same time have high morals and high self-esteem and be a very nice person at the end of the day.'" Lest fans forget, the Williams sisters are still playing tennis. This week, they're taking the court in Key Biscayne for the NASDAQ-100 Open. Both sisters won their matches Sunday and are moving on to the next round.

Stamp Paid
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:18 AM
And I thought my mother was lying........:lol: :lol:

RVD
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:29 AM
The more I think about this reality show idea, the more I consider it a genius move. Following sports athletes during their 'come-back', with the possibility of one reaching #1 soon, and the other on the rise, is not a new idea. People are always discussing their match readiness, and what they do to prepare, or how they don't practice properly prior to matches. I'm willing to bet that this will be watched by fans, non-fans, and new prospective athletes just to observe their training regimen. Their may even be a possible docu-movie made with the extra footage shot. :lol:
But I 'm getting ahead of myself here. I suppose the results have yet to be seen. ;)

Denise4925
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:49 AM
I suppose I can always hope this thread is a hoax. This is just SO inevitable. Do we really NEED another reality show? If we do, how about a reality show on life in Red Lake, Minnesota? Maybe we'll figure out why AMerican teenagers are turning to mass-murder.
Too depressing. Need something uplifting and entertaining. I can watch the depressing stuff on a million other news channels on cable.

Denise4925
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:52 AM
Oh spare us please!

Good grief, if you don't
like reality tv then don't watch it!

Problem solved!
Over it and you.


For those interested,

Sisters act
Venus and Serena to star in ABC reality show
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/tennis/03/28/williams.reality.ap/t1_williams2.jpg
First authors, now reality-show stars: Venus (left) and Serena Williams.

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Serena and Venus Williams will be starring in their version of a tennis reality show.

The sisters' off-court lives -- their family, friends and the glamour of big-time tennis -- will be featured in a six-episode show that is still untitled but set to premiere on ABC Family in July.

"The series will provide our fans with an up-close, inside look at our lives away from the tennis courts," Venus Williams said.

The sisters have won 11 major single titles between them and are competing at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena is ranked No. 4 in the world and Venus No. 9.

Serena Williams said she and her sister welcome the chance to "branch out into a new medium."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/tennis/03/28/williams.reality.ap/
I love that they love and appreciate their fans and what drives us. :worship:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:00 PM
I wish Venus would stand up straight!

lili123
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Wish it was on MTV really!!!

tennischick
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:17 PM
i dunno about all this overexposure. look what it did for the Osbournes. there comes a point at which no matter how much you like a person, you can get sick of seeing them all the time. yes it's a brilliant move by whoever stands to gain financially from this decision, and it's probably gonna add to the popularity of tennis; and i suppose the exposure can't hurt Serena's acting career. but i am not too keen on this kind of excessive exposure for anyone, no matter how much i like them.

Kiswana
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:05 PM
I'm glad that we're all happy for Venus and Serena but you do realise what this reality show means? More hate threads. :lol: The more they succeed in different avenues, the more borderline suicidal the haters become. :bounce:

:angel:

Infiniti2001
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:13 PM
I'm not at all crazy about reality shows. In fact I do not watch any, but I suppose I'll have to tune in -- especially to see what Vee is like off the court. Meanwhile I hope they show them practicing ALOT--- because they can sure use it :p

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:24 PM
What amazes me about these girls is that they have SO much other stuff than tennis going on with them. They play half the tennis as these girls on the WTA tour and still win grand slams and make it quarter finals, semi's and finals. And if they happen to loose they barely loose....thats why I respect these girls so much. I tip my hat to the Williams sisters I cant wait till the show.

Kiswana
Mar 29th, 2005, 05:25 PM
What amazes me about these girls is that they have SO much other stuff than tennis going on with them. They play half the tennis as these girls on the WTA tour and still win grand slams and make it quarter finals, semi's and finals. And if they happen to loose they barely loose....thats why I respect these girls so much. I tip my hat to the Williams sisters I cant wait till the show.

Stop taunting the haters! :p

:angel:

raquel
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:25 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG!

I bet crummy UK channels will never get it...not even Sky!

Oh well..OMG cant wait to hear about it though!
There was a little bit about it in The Sun today and it says it will be shown in the UK. It didn't say which channel so we'll need to keep an eye out for it but at least we'll see it at some point.

harloo
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Meanwhile I hope they show them practicing ALOT--- because they can sure use it :p

:tape: True dat!

Veenut
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:46 PM
They seem to be getting lots of publicity about it already with people getting ready to watch. I heard it on CNN and PTI and Michael's comment was "I will watch and I have never watched any reality show before". I'm sure as the date draws closer they will be on tv promoting it a lot especially if they go on to win more slams in the year.

I'm not a big reality fan either, I only watch three such as idol, top model and amazing race but I will have to add a fourth because I would like to get a close up of how they interact off the courts.

BTW I can't wait to watch Oprah today!!! Stay tuned for the "hater bashing" next. :)

tennisIlove09
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:19 PM
its going to be on ABC Family. I dont think I get that channel :sad:

Marcus1979
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:21 PM
its going to be on ABC Family. I dont think I get that channel :sad:

you have your contacts ;)

We all know that :lol: