• The year in reality TV, 2009

  • 2009’s top reality TV whores

  • 2009’s most popular reality TV stories and shows

  • Simon Cowell will either leave American Idol next year or stay three more years, reports say

  • RussellGotScrewed.com was registered nine days before Survivor Samoa’s finale

  • Survivor Samoa up over Survivor Gabon finale in total viewers, even in 18-49

  • Russell: “I would not change a thing”; Natalie: “We made group decisions”; “it’s okay to pray about anything”

  • Jaison, Mick, and Brett say Russell couldn’t win; he was “too blatantly arrogant and mean-spirited”

  • Russell wins $100K for being a better character than player, but Natalie wins the game and $1M

  • Undercover Boss debuts post-Super Bowl; Survivor gets anniversary special; Probst’s pilot will air

  • Survivor 20 is Heroes vs. Villains (“Return, Revenge, Redemption”), debuts Feb. 11, Probst calls it “the biggest battle in Survivor history”

  • Ukraine’s Got Talent winner creates art in sand; Italy’s Got Talent has its own Susan Boyle

  • Dr. Drew: “I’m not an expert on sex addiction, I surrounded myself with … people who were”

  • Photos of Playboy Playmate Jaime Faith Edmondson naked are now online

  • Next week: Survivor Samoa ends and Christmas brings marathons of A Christmas Story, Dirty Jobs, Supernanny, and more

  • Prayer warriors get snubbed by God as Shambo dumped by Foa Foa, has “no ill will”

  • Simon Cowell might leave American Idol for US version of X Factor

  • Teacher who punched Snooki apologizes, MTV didn’t air the punch despite history of violence

  • Kevin Gillespie wins Top Chef Las Vegas fan favorite, adding $10,000 to his $45,000

  • Duncan Roy: Dr. Drew “knows very little” about sex addiction, Kari Ann failed drug tests

  • Adam Jasinksi posts $200,000 bail, goes into drug treatment

  • Real World may be returning to New Orleans 10 years after its first season there

  • A second look at Survivor Samoa’s final six and the jury’s pre-season interviews

  • Amazing Racers Jeff and Jordan photographed in Mexico

  • Injured Russell walks again after he beats Jakob to win So You Think You Can Dance 6