report: Burnett signs deal to create Apprentice-like series with Martha Stewart.

Mark report: Burnett signs deal to create Apprentice-like series with Martha Stewart.
Mark Burnett’s first foray into the world of scripted TV (assuming you don’t count all those voice-overs that Trump does) has failed, with Commando Nanny being cancelled before it ever aired. The WB show “suffered a number of unfortunate and untimely setbacks, which factored into this very difficult decision,” the WB said. Delays occurred due to cast illness and other events, according to E! Online. However, Burnett now has a new project to focus on: Martha Stewart. Earlier, reports said Burnett would be both retool Martha Stewart Living and create a prime-time series with her. Now, Burnett “and reps for jailed domestic diva Martha Stewart have sealed the deal for an Apprentice-type reality show in which contestants compete for Stewart’s approval.” That’s according to The New York Daily News’ Lloyd Grove (third item); neither NBC nor Burnett would comment, and Stewart is, well, tied up right now.

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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