shows announce Jan., Feb. debuts.

shows announce Jan., Feb. debuts.
Get ready to spend the beginning of next year firmly planted on your ass: A bunch of shows have announced their January (and early February) premiere dates. The month will start off with the crowning of the World Idol on Jan. 1. In the middle of January, America’s Next Top Model returns on the Tuesday the 13th at 9 p.m. ET. The next day, both Celebrity Mole Yucatan and The Bachelorette 2 will debut on Jan. 14. The following week, American Idol 3 will debut Survivor All-Stars will debut Feb. 1, immediately after the Super Bowl, just like Survivor Australia did two years ago. As CBS reminds us, that was “the second highest rated and most watched post Super Bowl program since the advent of people meters.” CBS also says the winner will receive $1 million; none of that charity crap for these past players.

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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