family will compete against each other for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.

family will compete against each other for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.
ABC will pit 10 family members against each other as they compete for $1 million. The Family debuts March 4 at 10 p.m., and follows a suburban New York family living for a month at a Palm Beach mansion. The nine-episode show offers two twists: Family members who are voted off will remain in the house and on the show, but will not be eligible to win. Also, the family members will be voted out by a secret panel: the home’s servants. The show is produced by Big Brother producers Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner.
+ plus: “at least two dozen reality shows [will debut] from June to September.”

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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