'GameQuest,' Richards reality play on


Sci Fi Channel has greenlighted production on an elimination-style reality competition that pits 12 contestants against one another in a series of video game challenges to find the best all-around gamer in the U.S.

"GameQuest," an eight-episode series set to premiere in the first quarter, is produced by Granada America and World Cyber Games, with Samsung Electronics as official series production partner.

In other news, E! Entertainment Television has renewed the reality series "Denise Richards: It's Complicated" for a second season. Production on the show, from Ryan Seacrest Prods., begins early next year.

Meanwhile, Bravo is developing an unscripted series set in Dubai from World of Wonder Prods. The project is expected to follow the careers and social lives of a group of Americans and Brits living in the United Arab Emirates city.

Elsewhere, USA Network has pushed back the eighth-season premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to first-quarter 2009. The show, originally intended to return next week and air as a split season, now will have an uninterrupted 16-week run when it returns with new cast member Jeff Goldblum.

At ABC Family, the midseason finale of "Greek," which aired at 9 p.m. Tuesday, was the series' most-watched episode ever in total viewers (1.3 million) and in the key demos of adults 18-34 (621,000 viewers), women 18-34 (453,000), adults 18-49 (784,000) and viewers 12-34 (965,000).