PBS slates Colonial House

PBS is preparing for a third round of its own brand of reality TV.

The programmer is casting for Colonial House, in which participants
will live in a 17th-century colony on the East Coast for five months,
eating colonial foods, wearing the clothing of the day and using tools from the

The producers -- Thirteen/WNET in New York and Wall to Wall Television Ltd. -- will
cast several families and individuals to live as colonists and one to act as

The show will air in eight parts in 2004, PBS said Thursday.

Prior to Colonial House, the producers have collaborated on The
1900 House
and Frontier House, also for PBS.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.