Bachelor 14 will be in high definition

With the debut of its 14th season, The Bachelor will join other network reality shows that are broadcast in high definition. Jillian Harris reject Jake Pavelka’s search for love starts Jan. 4.

The network said in a press release that the show “will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.”

It’s almost criminal that The Amazing Race is still broadcast in standard definition while Chris Harrison and the roses will be in high definition. And I’m not quite sure what so much cheesiness will look like in HD, but I fear it may induce vomiting.

Jake Pavelka Gets a Second Chance at Love… [ABC press release]

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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