Jim Rose Circus: The Next 'Osbournes'?

Infamous performance troupe the Jim Rose Circus will test the waters of the reality-based TV series under a new deal with Los Angeles-based Boxx Communications. The production company will follow the

Infamous performance troupe the Jim Rose Circus will test the waters of the reality-based TV series under a new deal with Los Angeles-based Boxx Communications. The production company will follow the Circus on its summer North American tour, wiring its tour bus with cameras and boiling down the highlights for a proposed 13-episode TV series. Boxx plans to shop the idea to various television networks.

The Jim Rose Circus, named after its colorful leader, rose to prominence thanks to its often shocking feats during a stint on the 1992 Lollapalooza tour. Rose and tattooed troupe member the Enigma later starred in an episode of "The X-Files," centering around a rash of killings at a retirement community for sideshow performers.

"This is my dream show," Rose says of the upcoming tour, which begins May 14 in Edmonton, Alberta. "Lifto has recovered from a shopping cart accident and is ready. The Mexican transvestite wrestlers have a bone to pick." Other troupe members include Bebe the Beautiful, the Idiot Brothers, Cappy, and Rubberboy.

Here are the Jim Rose Circus' tour dates:

May 14: Edmonton, Alberta (Rev)
May 15: Calgary, Alberta (Univ. of Calgary)
May 16: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Odeon)
May 17: Regina, Saskatchewan (the State)
May 19: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Pyramid Club)
June 2: Portland, Ore. (Asylum)
June 3: Boston (Axis)
June 4: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
June 6: Asbury Park, N.J. (Stone Pony)
June 7: Philadelphia (TLA)
June 8: New York (Knitting Factory)
June 9: Baltimore (Onobar)
June 10: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
June 13: Charlotte, N.C. (Tremont Hall)
June 15: Atlanta (Cotton Club)
June 16: New Orleans (House of Blues)
June 17: Houston (Engine Room)
June 18: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)
June 19: Dallas (Canyon Club)
June 22: Henderson, Nev. (the Castle)
June 23: San Diego (Cane's)
June 25: Los Angeles (House of Blues)
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