Martha’s Apprentice moves to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays

How do you solve a problem like Martha? Move her to 9 p.m. ET. NBC is dealing with decreasing ratings by changing the show’s timeslot from 8 p.m. on Wednesdays to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The move comes after Martha tied Tyra’s America’s Next Top Model on Wednesday, so as of next week, the shows will not compete with one another. Or as Defamer gracefully puts it, “Tyra Banks has grabbed a fistful of Martha Stewart’s blonde hair and told the ex-con lifestyle empress to get her gang of ass-kissing honkies off her Wednesday night turf.”

As a result of NBC’s brilliant move, Martha will now face much easier competiton: ABC’s Lost, the number three show in the country, which on Wednesday was watched by an average of 22.7 million people.

NBC Flips Apprentice: Martha and E-Ring [Mediaweek]
Martha Menaced By Pretty Anorexics [Defamer]

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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