Big Brother 4, Paradise Hotel do well; ABC bombs with reality yet again.

Big Brother 4, Paradise Hotel do well; ABC bombs with reality yet again.
Paradise Hotel‘s 6.8 million viewers led FOX to a win in the 18 to 49 demographic category on Wednesday night, while Big Brother 4‘s 9.8 million viewers helped that network win with more overall viewers overall. There wasn’t much rejoicing at ABC, though, where the second episode of The Real Roseanne didn’t do very well, and where the return of The Family did even worse; together they “kept the network in last place for the night,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Roseanne’s ABC Family show is on hold while she has a hysterectomy next week, which an assistant told the AP is not “life-threatening.” The ABC reality show has already concluded filming so it will not be affected.

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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