Mole 2’s Bill says Mole producers “are coming out with a campaign to keep the mole from being executed”

The actual mole from The Mole 2 has posted to his blog that the season that’s currently airing is in danger of being cancelled by ABC, which already preempted the show last Monday for The Bachelorette‘s reunion.

Bill McDaniel wrote on his blog that “Scott Stone and Clay Newbill, producers of the Mole, are coming out with a campaign to keep the mole from being executed…by ABC.” He said they’d launch a web site, savethemole.com, “today or tomorrow” (meaning Wednesday or Thursday), but as of Friday morning, the site is still protected by a username and password, and thus no content is visible.

Bill also said that he “will be posting their letter to the viewers on this web site” and has “gladly made some videos for them to post on their web site to push the effort to keep the Mole alive past this season.”

That seems to suggest the campaign is about renewal rather than preventing the series from being pulled mid-season, which is probably unlikely since the whole thing has been shot, even though it’s suffering from low ratings.

“Save the Mole” [Musings of the Mole]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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