PBS will film, air Texas Ranch House.

PBS will film, air Texas Ranch House.
Although the producer of the UK House series said that Regency House Party might be the last produced by Wall to Wall and Channel Four, PBS is stepping up to the plate and producing a series of their own. Over eight episodes, Texas Ranch House “will follow a cast of 20 as they experience life in the Old West. Participants will ranch, rope, ride and pass nights under the stars, duplicating what it was like to be an American cowboy in post-Civil War Texas,” the Houston Chronicle reports. Set to debut next spring, it will film this summer in east Texas; applications will be available Feb. 1 at pbs.org.

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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