the reality TV trifecta: the mole is finally revealed, Temptation ends, and Law & Order kills a reality TV star. Last night’s episode was all about the final two challenges, leaving tonight’s 8 p.m. EST second half of The Mole… continue reading
Archives for February 2001
possible spoiler: merged tribe name discovered? 3BigShows.com may have unearthed the name of the new merged tribe. Based upon the description of a commercial tour of the area being offered by an Australia company, which mentions a stop at a… continue reading
NBC: uh, yeah, we want to, like, get into that, you know, reality thing. Jeff Zucker, president of NBC entertainment, said, and I quote, because this is too funny not to quote, “We want one of those [reality] programs. It… continue reading
EW’s critic changes his mind about The Mole, “TV’s classiest reality show.” Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker “eat[s] a small plate of crow” for his original D+ grade for The Mole; he now says it is suspenseful and appeals to “the… continue reading
Scream Test debuts in Australia. A combination of Fear and Survivor, Scream Test follows 20 contestants over “seven nights of frights” in “six haunted locations.” It debuted last night in Australia.
Mole finale begins tonight. One final challenge will give Kathryn, Jim and Steve the opportunity to figure out which one of them is traitor on tonight’s one-hour The Mole finale. But it’s just the first half, because tomorrow night, before… continue reading
Josh, Jerri, and Dirk are on Blind Date. Tonight’s episode of the show that follows two people on a blind date features Josh from Big Brother, who goes out with, actually, a woman. And tomorrow’s episode features Survivor‘s Dirk and… continue reading
who gets injured? no one knows. (Warning: links contain possible spoilers, but mostly just contain speculation and examples of the media tripping on itself.) Who is the person that gets injured at Kucha camp during Thursday’s episode of Survivor 2?… continue reading
Kimmi on Howard Stern: I wasn’t a stripper; I won’t take my top off. Survivor‘s latest tribe member to be booted is doing the media rounds, and she appeared on Howard Stern yesterday. After comparing her teeth to Gary’s, Howard… continue reading
Tubescan publishes photos of new Real World house in New York City. The web site Tubescan has published four nighttime photographs of the house that it says is being used for the 10th anniversary season of The Real World, which… continue reading
new film is “Survivor with murder.” No, it’s not this week’s episode of Survivor, but the indie film Series 7. The film, which opened in some cities last weekend, is a satirical look at a reality TV show that involves… continue reading
columnist: The Mole is “far more seductive” than Survivor. Praise for ABC’s The Mole continues to pop up as the show approaches its two-part finale this week. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s John Levesque says that “the show has become an elegant… continue reading
it’s reality TV week on Live with Regis and Kelly. Daytime talk TV’s newest couple (well, half of the couple is new) focuses on reality TV this week, as they “go behind-the-scenes with The Mole, visit with outcast Survivor #5,… continue reading
Popstars reject is “not unhappy” about not being included. Although she made it to the finals on Popstars, Shaunda Johnston is actually okay with the outcome–probably partly because she’s receiving inquiries from record producers already.
“reality shows have ‘flexible’ rules.” The Toldeo Blade examines mid-stream rule-changing in certain reality TV shows. Is it unexcusable “manipulation” to “change the rules” in the middle of a reality TV story? I’m not even sure and I’m quoted in… continue reading