TRL to premiere O-Town’s Liquid Dreams video today. The world premiere of the Liquid Dreams video–yeah, that song O-Town choked out at Miss America–is today on TRL. The guys from Making the Band will join Carson Daly live at 3:30 EST on MTV for the occasion. + also: in an unfortunate coincidence, the Liquid Dreams… continue reading
Archives for November 2000
WB plans to air Endemol’s Love Letters. The WB is already at work on Popstars, and they’re planning more reality TV. Next up: a special on Valentine’s Day, Endemol’s Love Letters, which the net hopes to turn into a regular series. In the show, three couples compete for an “instant dream wedding and honeymoon” after… continue reading
Eric Nies is now a FOX news reporter in New York. The first-season cast member of The Real World: New York and former host of MTV’s The Grind is now a news reporter at New York City’s FOX affiliate. The New York Observer reports that he’s unsure if this is a permanent career move. He… continue reading
Big Brother 2: “a good possibility.”CBS President Leslie Moonves said there’s “a good possibility” of a second Big Brother, and sources told the LA Times that work has begun putting together a production team.
CBS: forget sweeps ratings, we have Survivor! At a press conference about November sweeps, which CBS will probably place third in, CBS President Leslie Moonves talked mostly about Survivor 2, not the net’s likely third-place finish.
book: was Rich eligible to be on Survivor? Yet another allegation from Peter Lance’s book The Stingray: Lethal Tactics of the Sole Survivor has been released (to promote the book? nah.). This time, Lance suggests that because of his employment for a CBS-subsidiary medical publishing group, Rich may not have been eligible to be on… continue reading
on what day will Survivor 2 air? We know that the debut of Survivor 2 will be immediately following the Super Bowl, but we don’t know when it will air regularly. Variety reports that other networks are guessing it will be Sundays at 8 p.m., replacing “Touched by an Angel.” But Variety also says it… continue reading
CBS allowed to continue production of Global Adventure; FOX Family’s Race Around the World will not be alone. FOX Family went to court, asking a judge to stop production on Jerry Bruckheimer’s Global Adventure, which follows teams as they travel around the world and compete with each other. It’s very similar to FOX Family’s show… continue reading
a 63-year-old contestant was injured on the set of Survivor 2 (maybe). An older contestant (or maybe a crew member) of Survivor 2 broke his collarbone when he fell off a horse, according to reports/rumors from the Australian Outback. As usual, CBS issued its standard disclaimer, refusing to confirm or deny rumors, saying they will… continue reading
ABC’s The Mole finished with production. ABC’s The Mole, which follows 10 contestants on a around-the-world trek, has finished filming. According to Zap2it.com, “The 10 players and 176-member crew traveled to 2 continents, 4 countries, 34 cities, stayed in 65 different hotels, spanning over 15,000 miles and used 16 modes of transportation, including planes, helicopters,… continue reading
unknown on TV, Big Brother was huge online.A professor of communications argues that Big Brother “had two distinct audiences that were not mutually exclusive.” Analyzing the audience’s reaction and participation, he says that “history was made” by the online audience, which became more than just passive viewers, interacting in ways they never had before.
Destination Mir plans continue despite Mir’s likely demise. Despite recent speculation, Mark Burnett says that plans for Destination Mir aren’t dead because of Russia’s decision to dump Mir into the ocean. Instead, the winner of the forthcoming NBC show might just be sent into orbit for a trip literally around the world.
UK Big Brother plans reunion.A Christmas special is planned to reunite the 11 cast members of Britain’s Big Brother–including “Nasty Nick,” who was booted in the middle of the show. The Dec. 23 show on Channel 4 will also feature a best-of clip show and the airing of the series’ best episode–as voted by viewers.
UPN picks up Chains of Love.After NBC split with creator Endemol over details about Chains of Love, UPN has stepped in. The net will air six one-hour episodes next spring, with the possibility of turning it into a regular series.
“Liquid Dreams” will be released Dec. 5.The first single from O-Town, Liquid Dreams, will be released on CD and cassette Dec. 5.
book: Stacey says Mark Burnett swayed votes to get her voted off. According to Peter Lance, author of the upcoming The Stingray: Lethal Tactics of the Sole Survivor, Sean and Dirk were approached by Mark Burnett and convinced to change their votes from Rudy to Stacey, leading to her expulsion from the Survivor island. Stacey,… continue reading
Eddie cast in movie.Eddie McGee, the winner of Big Brother, has been cast in Drop Dead Roses, according to its production company, Dark Features. Judging from the pictures on the page, it looks to be a classic.
Mark Burnett plans Combat Missions for USA. Four-person teams of “existing and former members of elite combat units of the U.S. military” will form the cast of Combat Missions, a show Mark Burnett will produce for USA, Variety reports. Living on a military base, the cast will participate in intense exercises including rescuing hostages and… continue reading
rumor: new tribe names are Kucha and Ogakor. Move aside, Tagi and Pagong. Survivor 2 rumors are suggesting that “Kucha” and “Ogakor”–the “Aboriginal words for kangaroos and crocodiles,” according to Zap2it.com–are the new names of the competing tribes.
Popstars will debut Jan. 12. The WB’s first reality TV series, a Making the Band-esque show following the development of an all-female pop group, will debut in early next year, airing Fridays at 8:30 p.m. Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who has been a producer for Whitney Houston, Brandy, Celine Dion, and others, is currently… continue reading