NBC chief says pulling The Restaurant was a mistake; series will reair on Bravo.

NBC chief says pulling The Restaurant was a mistake; series will reair on Bravo.
NBC’s TV chief Jeff Zucker said during a conference call that pulling The Restaurant off of Monday nights was a big mistake. For one, Crossing Jordan and Law & Order repeats had fewer viewers than Rocco and company, Variety reports. For two, he says he caved to external pressure: “We made too quick of a decision on that. Under some pressure from stations that were not pleased with the (news) lead-in Monday at 10, I buckled. I regret that I didn’t keep ‘The Restaurant’ on in that time period.” Variety says that the whole series will reair on Bravo, after NBC burns off the final three episodes this Saturday and next Saturday.

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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