Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss “get[s] nervous about all the shows, … ratings.”

Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss “get[s] nervous about all the shows, … ratings.”
Although he’s apparently unaware that we’re currently on the fourth season of The Bachelor (fifth if you include The Bachelorette), creator Mike Fleiss says he “get[s] nervous about all the shows, all the ratings. Even though it’s the third season of ‘The Bachelor,’ I still freak out and can’t sleep at night. I’m a tweaker that way, and I’m always thinking that I’m 15 minutes away from being out of the business.” Today he’s nervous about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which he co-produced. He also produced a reality TV movie called The Quest, but after Bunim-Murray’s The Real Cancun bombed at the box office last spring, Fleiss’ film was pulled. He says “our movie is essentially much different. The studio likes our movie.” No release date has been set.

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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