Sam Raimi’s entry into reality game shows, 13 Fear Is Real, has been given a January 7 premiere date on the CW. Contestants are brought to a haunted house and must endure challenges akin to the sort found in the modern day horror film. The challenges., though, are also designed to exploit each contestants greatest fear and the last person standing will win $66,666. For those who miss out, the series is scheduled for repeats on Friday nights, beginning January 9.
ABC’s very full midseason inventory has meant the network could trim their orders from across numerous new shows. Cupid, yesterday, had its order of 13 episodes trimmed to nine, including its pilot. Castle and The Unusuals had their 13 episode orders cut back to ten each.
Showtime has ordered a third season of David Duchovny’s Californication. The 12-episode season is expected for late 2009.