eight-week competitive, interactive Trading Spaces Home Free debuts tonight.

eight-week competitive, interactive Trading Spaces Home Free debuts tonight.
Trading Spaces‘ eight-episode spin-off, Trading Spaces Home Free, debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET. For the first time, the show becomes interactive–at least more interactive than you screaming at Hildi, “Stop gluing glass shards to the wall, you scary woman!” Eight couples will compete to have their mortgage paid off by redecorating rooms in each others’ homes, and each week you’ll get to vote on who stays and who goes. You can also register to win your mortgage paid off, unless you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada, in which case you’re screwed.

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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