WWE Tough Enough resurrected by USA Network

The series that lets people compete for a pro wrestling contract will return to TV more than six years after being effectively canceled. WWE Tough Enough, which aired three seasons on MTV and then a fourth season as part of SmackDown that featured current WWE champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, has been picked up by USA Network.

USA said in a press release that it will debut April 4 and “will feature a group of twelve individuals looking for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva.”

It will be produced by Shed Media, which also does The Real Housewives of New York City. Crossover episode, anyone?

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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