Next Great Champ wins in court, will air.

Next Great Champ wins in court, will air.
FOX’s The Next Great Champ will debut on Sept. 7 after a judge ruled that preventing the show from airing would be “prior restraint. And this is not a situation where I feel there is a significant government interest in protecting that.” That allows FOX to air the show as planned, although the judge “said it was her impression that there were other legal remedies for DreamWorks and Burnett to pursue their grievances.” DreamWorks said they will “discuss the range of options” to see if they’ll pursue further action. As it said in a statement, FOX is now “seeking to have the entire action dismissed, and will ask the court to order the ‘Contender’ partners to pay all of Fox’s legal costs in connection with this meritless lawsuit.” The Next Great Champ debuts Sept. 7.

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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