reality TV over the long weekend.

reality TV over the long weekend.
Survivor Thailand moves to Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET and airs its standard midseason clip show. It will be followed by a normal episode of The Amazing Race 3. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, TLC will air a Changing Rooms marathon from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; those same episodes will repeat on BBC America on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s in preparation for Saturday night’s crossover episode with Trading Spaces, which airs at 9 p.m. and midnight, and again Sunday at noon. Tough Enough 3 stays in its regular timeslot with an episode at 10 p.m. on Thursday. Making the Band 2 airs in its regular timeslot, too, at 9 p.m. on Saturday; the finalists will be selected and move into the house during the two half-hour, back-to-back episodes.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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