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Perfect potpourri!

Taking a cue from the success of “Rakhi Ka Swayamvar”, Star Plus has come up with its own contraption, “Perfect Bride”. Here viewers will be privy to a 13-week journey of 10 girls and five eligible boys as they come together in search of the perfect bride. The boys will have their mother for company. Keeping a close watch on the participants and helping them in making the right decision will be Amrita Rao, Shekhar Suman and Malaika Arora Khan. Interestingly, mother can’t vote out the bride of the week chosen by audience voting. It’s no longer personal, moms!

Dance, Dance!

Dance formats continue to attract channels. The latest is “Dance Premier League” on Sony. It promises to highlight India’s rich and diverse culture. According to Danish Khan, Vice President, Sony Entertainment Television, “Dance Premier League” is a unique format which will provide talented dancers from across India a platform and an opportunity to represent their respective zonal team. Dance will combine with regional pride and bring alive the colour and spirit of different regions of India on a national platform.” Of course there will be film stars backing the zones. And the lathi-charge at the auditions in Delhi show that people are finding the format interesting.

Split personalities

Imagine a cat and a dog as non-identical twins with one common body and two separate heads! Nick’s newly launched series “CatDog” revolves around the life and times of a cat and a dog with a unique twist: they’re connected, literally. Although they are the best of friends, they have extremely diverse personalities! Cat is very cultured and obsesses over cleanliness and money, while Dog is fun-loving and enjoys the light-hearted pursuits of eating, chasing cars, and exploring. Enough to hook the kids!

Boss is back

Amitabh Bachchan is returning to the small screen as a pop philosopher in the new season of “Bigg Boss”. Big B will take over from Shilpa Shetty, and the term pop philosopher has apparently been created to suit his stature. The actor has to walk the tightrope because “Bigg Boss” is no “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, where he was credited with improving the general knowledge of the nation. Here participants indulge in dirty tricks and don’t mind hitting below the belt. Will he take a stand? But then the man is known to mould himself to the times.