The Surreal Life renewed.

The Surreal Life renewed.
The WB’s The Surreal Life will be back for a second season. A press release cites “outstanding growth in key demos” and the “over a million additional viewers to The WB’s Thursday 9-9:30pm time period” as reasons for the renewal. A WB exec says they “knew it was a series that lent itself to multiple seasons, given the right mix of celebrities.” And according to Entertainment Weekly, their first choice for the next mix of “beloved, controversial or iconic” celebrities is Michael Jackson. The exec also says that celebs were “offended” when he first contatcted them about the show; now he says “I think I’ll have to say no to people.” The first season ends Thursday.

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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