Big shows lined up on the small screen
2012 will have an assortment of diverse TV shows to indulge couch potatoes
Taking a cue from 2011, the new year promises to be as interesting with a mixed bag of innovative programming. A good mix of reality as well as social drama is in the offing, to ensure that you remain glued to your television sets all year round.
Kya Hua Tera Wada: Mona Singh makes a comeback to fiction after a long spell of anchoring. Producer Ekta Kapoor is said to be inspired by Biwi No 1 and Mona plays the role of Karisma Kapoor whose husband (Pawan Thakkar) goes astray a la Salman Khan. It is expected to go on air by the end of January.
Swayamwar Veena ka Vivah: Pakistani actress Veena Malik has already turned on the heat with her topless photo shoot and mysterious disappearing act right before she chooses her groom in the fourth season of Swayamwar. Slated to be launched post IPL, Veena's antics will ensure it gets the needed eyeballs.
Survivor India: Jo Tikega, Itihaas likhega/Kya Jee Paoge? goes the tagline. Marooned on an island of Phillippines with a dearth of even minimum amenities, this Indian adaptation of the international series is all set for a January 6 launch with 22 participants.
Ring ka King: Cricketer Harbhajan Singh plays the official goodwill ambassador in this reality show. 30 internationallevel wrestlers will battle it out inside the ring with our desi pehelwans to win the coveted title of Ring ka King.
Gyan Guru: Did you know the significance of Saat Phere or the reason behind a new bride tumbling the rice vessel with her foot on her first entry into her bridal home. Well, here's checking your IQ on Indian cultures and its rituals on this quiz show to be launched in January.
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha: Following the trend of mature love stories on television, this show is the story of two diverse personalities a single mother and a self-centred bachelor who can't stand each other but eventually bite the bait. Premiering on January 9, it's a slice of life worth watching.
Bolly brigade on TV
Couch potatoes can look forward to our Bollywood brigade in action on the small screen too.
Big B Stupendous TRPs of KBC in 2011 yet again proved Big B's prowess as a host. No wonder, there's already a huge buzz about him continuing his stint in the coming season too.
Aamir Khan makes his small screen debut with a socially relevant show. And knowing the perfectionist Khan, one can assume that he will leave no stone unturned in making it a huge success.
Akshay Kumar is reportedly slated to host the new season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Madhuri Dixit is apparently in talks with the channel for continuing her role as the judge in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.
Reportedly Sunny Deol's stunt-based reality show Jaanbaaz is all set to be revived after delays owing to technical reasons. If all goes well, the new year should bring the dhai kilo ka haath hero on the small screen.
Our wish list
Celebs we would like to see on tv again:
Salman Khan in his cheeky avatar in Dus Ka Dum.
Karan Johar whose hot cuppa brings out the be(a)st in our stars.
Simi Garewal getting more 'desirable' celebs.
Preity Zinta with her 'Guinness World Record' dimples.