Fleiss CBS' family guy

Sets up reality series that pits neighbor vs. neighbor

After producing a slew of theatrical films in recent years, producer Mike Fleiss is returning to the broadcast airwaves with a new CBS reality series.

The network has agreed to air seven episodes of an as-yet-untitled series that pits families in two neighborhoods against each other for a significant prize. The series has just begun casting, and no airdate is set.

Warner Horizon/Next Entertainment will produce the project, which will mark Fleiss' first new reality show to hit the broadcast networks since ABC's "The Great American Dream Vote" last year.

The series marks the first reality greenlighted by Jennifer Bresnan, CBS' new reality chief who in August replaced Ghen Maynard.

Fleiss is best known for ABC's longtime series "The Bachelor," which is considered a conceptual spinoff of Fleiss' headline-making Fox special "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" Additionally, Fleiss produced ABC's infamous "Are You Hot?" and TBS' reality competition series "The Real Gilligan's Island."

In recent years, Fleiss has produced the horror films "Hostel" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" as well as the adventure film "Poseidon." (partialdiff)
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