FOX renews The Swan.

FOX renews The Swan.
Critics may still hate the show, but viewers don’t: FOX’s extreme makeover show The Swan is watched by just shy of 10 million viewers ever week, making it one of the network’s most popular shows. The current series concludes May 24, but FOX has just announced that it will return for another season, possibly this fall. The network is currently casting for new candidates who are willing to undergo all sorts of training and therapy, plus a whole lot of plastic surgery, on national TV.

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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