Fox (search), the mother of TV's wildest reality shows, is just a few months away from launching a new reality show channel.
"We have thousands of hours of shows," says Fox Networks Group chief Tony Vinciquerra. "Fox has been airing reality programming in one form or another for more than 15 years."
The new "Fox Reality Channel," (search) run by the exec responsible for overseeing the production company that launched "American Idol," will offer reality shows 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is slated to launch sometime around May or June.
Former "Idol" honcho David Lyle, the channel's general manager, has already rejected the notion of running repeats of "Idol" due to fears of overexposure.
Instead, the channel will feature repeats of Fox's entire library of reality series, from "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance," "The Simple Life," and "Temptation Island" to "Celebrity Boxing" and "When Animals Attack."
Reality shows that never made it on the air and specials like "Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed!" will also be included in the mix.
Vinciquerra says that the channel will also try to come up with original programming tied to reality shows. "We may have the people who appeared on the show talking about what they were thinking when certain things happened," he says.
Other programming is likely to come from Fox World, which has produced international versions of popular reality shows. Potential candidates include a European version of "Joe Millionaire" or an Australian version of "Temptation Island."
Sources at the network are not ruling out trying to buy programming that aired on rival networks, such as repeats of "The Bachelor."