Showtime may air American Candidate.

Showtime may air American Candidate.
Exactly one month ago, as he did in August, RJ Cutler teased that there’d be an announcement about American Candidate soon. According to an article in Variety–at least the part that’s not hidden for subscribers only–the announcement apparently involves Showtime agreeing to pick up the series. Variety says Showtime “will decide in the coming weeks whether to greenlight ‘Candidate’ but is expected to vote yes.” The program first started at another pay cable network, HBO, before jumping to FX and then becoming homeless. The show will begin production in February and air next summer, Variety says.

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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