Rebel Billionaire, Biggest Loser conclude.

Rebel Billionaire, Biggest Loser conclude.
Two reality series end tonight, although one has become a lot more popular than the other. Richard Branson’s globetrotting series The Rebel Billionaire had some critical acclaim but not many viewers. Still, FOX stuck it out, which is more than the network does for most poorly performing shows. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the series ends with a two-hour finale, during which either Shawn or Sara will win the presidency of Virgin. … Over on NBC at the same time, the network will air a live finale and reunion for surprise hit The Biggest Loser, and we can all just pray that Regis stays the hell away from it. NBC’s weight loss series was so successful, with more than 10 million viewers a week, that the network added episodes and tonight’s hour-and-a-half finale, which starts at 8 p.m. ET. Either Gary, Ryan, or Kelly M. will walk away with $250,000.

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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