Survivor 2 premiere repeats tonight. In case you weren’t one of the 43 million to catch it the first time around, or if you just can’t wait until tomorrow for another episode, CBS is repeating the first episode of Survivor 2 tonight at 8 p.m. EST. + plus: visit the Survivor 2 location for $1,100.
Archives for January 2001
Modern Humorist mocks Survivor, spoiler web sites, and more. “Warning: Secrets revealed. Winners predicted. Gay Internet project managers outed.” After that disclaimer, Modern Humorist delivers a dead-on parody of spoiler-revealing web sites as it dissects Survivor 2.
Wanda: Shelli comes back on Making the Band; spoilers about who hooks up on Temptation Island. (Warning: don’t click the link unless you don’t want to know details about Temptation Island.) Wanda dishes up gossip about Temptation Island and Making the Band. She reports that Ashley’s ex, Shelli, will be brought back, “because everywhere she… continue reading
Academy tries to figure out how to deal with reality TV for the Emmys. Should reality TV shows be included in the “outstanding nonfiction program” category and face off against A&E’s “Biography” during the Emmys? Or should a new category be created? Those are some of the questions the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences… continue reading
more questions surface about Taheed and Ytossie. The LA Times reports on the discovery of the Temptation Island couple’s son, and also reveals that Ytossie is actually a “model/actress,” not an executive administrator, who had a role in a movie. Using only their first names, the Times also unearthed other information, including two civil judgments… continue reading
critics: a hit or a carbon copy?Now that the first episode is over, the critics let their Survivor 2 praise and criticism fly. See if you can tell which ones actually watched the show and which ones are just trotting out irrelevant and tired critiques: cast is “snarky, whiny and loud. But they look fabulous.”… continue reading
43.5 million watched Survivor 2. The numbers are in, and Survivor 2‘s ratings kicked ass while the Super Bowl fell flat. The reality TV show attracted just under the number of people (51 million) that watched the final episode last season. (New York Times story requires free registration.) Earlier, Inside.com reported that early ratings showed… continue reading
Joyce Millman: S2 “is going to be a very different game from the first one.” Salon.com’s Joyce Millman recaps the first episode, analyzes the cast, and speculates about the group dynamics.
first out Debb sat on the raft and pouted after the challenge. The recap of last night’s premiere episode reveals a key fact that wasn’t part of the premiere episode last night. The Kucha tribe decided to finish the race despite losing the flame in their torch, but Debb just sat on the raft and… continue reading
Anderson Cooper: after watching Julie Chen, “I knew what I really didn’t want to be doing.” The host of The Mole talks about finding his footing as “the antithesis” of Julie Chen and Jeff Probst.
Kelly pleads guilty to a misdemeanor; felony credit card fraud charges dropped. The second-place Survivor winner can rest easy; her five-year-old credit card fraud case is now over. + also: Kelley thinks she knows who did not win S2.
Survivor 2 (finally!) debuts tonight after the Super Bowl on CBS.It has arrived. Survivor 2 debuts tonight, at roughly 10 p.m. EST, right after that football game thing with its ‘NSync and Aerosmith halftime ends. The world’s media offers predictions, analysis, and special packages. A selection of the (sometimes repetitive) coverage: Entertainment Weekly AP New… continue reading
before the big event, check out the previews and specials. The tube is alive today and tomorrow with pre-Survivor shows, as every network tries to get a piece of the action before the world tunes to CBS. Among the shows: E!’s Top Secret Survivor Mission, VH1’s The List with the Survivor cast, and MSNBC’s Reality… continue reading
Jeff Probst on the new season: “there are some attractive people and they’re basically naked.” Everyone’s favorite dimpled host is back, and he chats with Gist TV about this new (and naked) cast and surviving in the Outback (“tougher” than Pulau Tiga).
“will the outback yield the same magic as Pulau Tiga did?” In a reality TV package that includes brief looks at The Mole, Temptation Island, and the XFL (huh? reality TV?), USA TODAY asks if Survivor 2 can live up to its predecessor. + plus: “Will corporate overkill sink new ‘Survivor’?”
eyeliner, Scrabble, and a coloring book among cast’s personal items. With less than three days to go, CBS revealed the personal items that each Survivor 2 contestant brought with them. Zap2it.com puts the new cast’s items head-to-head with the last group’s items. And while there are some similarities, there’s also some new, random stuff–like Maralyn’s… continue reading
columnist Rich joins a radio show. In an apparent attempt to be a part of every medium possible, newly-appointed US Weekly columnist Rich is joining Boston’s WQSX as a regular member of the station’s morning show. He starts next week; you can listen online.
although it lost viewers to a new West Wing, Temptation Island remains “a (moderate) hit.” Eight percent of its viewers bailed on Temptation Island Wednesday, but it still managed to beat The West Wing.
content-rich sites have upped the reality TV web site ante. Web site companions of reality TV sites “have become…must-have,” Variety (somewhat obviously) reports. In the case of shows that suck, sometimes the site and its content is better than what’s on TV (Big Brother, for example). Variety examines what’s out there for the latest round… continue reading
does Survivor show the true “essence of human nature”? Using Survivor as source material, Robert Wright finds evidence for the “individual selectionist view of human nature.” Which basically includes back-stabbing.