first American Candidate episode will be taped in NH next month with 12 finalists.

first American Candidate episode will be taped in NH next month with 12 finalists.
The as-yet-unannounced 12 finalists will tape the first episode of American Candidate in Keene, NH, June 10 to 15. The finalists will spend five days there, trying to convince viewers to keep them around. The show’s structure, according to The AP, involves “10 hour-long episodes–each filmed in a different location–[during which] contestants will be eliminated through audience participation and polling.” Producers chose a city in New Hampshire because it has the first primary; they selected Keene because they “liked its downtown,” the AP 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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