company, “veteran reality-TV producer” considering Soyuz space flight show.

company, “veteran reality-TV producer” considering Soyuz space flight show.
Yet another company and producer is considering filming a reality TV show that involves a trip to space. Space Adventures” has an agreement with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency for two seats on a Soyuz flight to the space station in early 2005, or perhaps in 2004,” according to MSNBC’s Alan Boyle. He reports that company’s CEO is “working with a veteran reality-TV producer to see whether U.S. television networks would have an interest in a show like ‘Survivor in Space.'” He won’t name the producer, and they’re also “looking into several options for using those seats, including the TV show, a spaceflight lottery or big-ticket rides along the lines of those purchased by its previous millionaire clients.” Earlier, Mark Burnett tried to produce Destination Mir, which all but ended once Mir came to earth; then, ‘NSync star Lance Bass was to go into space and have his training and mission filmed; most recently, Pepsi considered a $35 million show following someone who would take a trip on a Russian Soyuz shuttle to the space station.

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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