NBC’s Last Comic Standing 3, FOX’s The Complex both debut tonight.

NBC’s Last Comic Standing 3, FOX’s The Complex both debut tonight.
Here it comes: The fall reality TV season kicks off tonight with a couple of new show debuts. NBC brings the first two seasons of its comedy competition series face to face tonight with the debut of Last Comic Standing 3. A 90-minute “Battle of the Best” preview episode airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, followed by another new episode tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET. The comics are competing for $500,000–and bragging rights, of course. … Over on FOX, the network is giving its entire evening tonight to the debut of The Complex: Malibu. The series is a spin-off of an Australian show, The Block; during FOX’s version, “Eight couples will compete for the opportunity to restore and redecorate one of four units. … A panel of real estate professionals–an interior designer, a real estate agent and an architect–will rank the rooms from best to worst and help decide the couples’ fate: who stays and who goes. The renovated units will be sold at public auction, and the couple whose unit nets the highest-percentage profit will receive the profits from ALL of the units.” Yahoo has clips from the show.

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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