more groups want Temptation Island off the air. Joining the Parents Television Council in their call for Temptation Island to be killed before it airs next Wednesday are a Dallas rabbi and the American Family Association.
Big Brother lawsuit will continue. A judge recently denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit brought last fall by a Chicago lawyer who owns the rights to George Orwell’s Big Brother. He sued the TV show Big Brother for copyright infringement and more.
Survivor 2 contestants will be on The Early Show tomorrow. Reversing the trend from the first Survivor, the contestants will be on the show tomorrow morning, Thursday, Jan. 4–nearly a month before the show starts. They’ll talk about “their strategies” and more. Friday, the show will look at the two tribes. + plus: critic: Early …
the cast of Castaway on the BBC leaves their island–after one year. The 30-person cast of the BBC’s Castaway left the island they inhabited for a year on Monday, and it was a bittersweet farewell. But they’re not done being filmed yet: Cameras will still follow them to watch how they adapt to civilization.
February sweeps will be “Battle of the Reality [TV] Shows.” Media Week looks at the slate of upcoming sweeps-time reality TV shows–and their competition.
Parents Television Council asks FOX to kill Temptation Island. The conservative Parents Television Council wants the “unacceptable” Temptation Island taken off the air because the show “challenges the sanctity and sincerity of love and loyalty.” Apparently, they forgot that it’s airing on FOX.
Big Brother critics’ choice for second-worst special. Yet another dis for Big Brother, as the critics from 54 daily papers voted it number two on the list of worst TV miniseries, movies, and specials.