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 finale at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to reveal all. First, though, Anderson will reunite… 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 camp, the site suggests the merged tribe name is Barramundi (highlight to read). Of course,… 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 would just make everything that much easier.” (Yeah, no kidding–you’re just now figuring that out?)… 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 widest demographic,” since he watches it with his 11-year-old daughter.
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 the mole is revealed, the “seven executed victims will be reunited and interviewed by host… 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 Survivor 2‘s Jerri, but they don’t date each other.
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? No one really knows. The New York Post thinks it knows, but its “scoop” is… 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 asked if she was a stripper (no) and offered her $3,000 to take her top… 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 is filming now in New York.
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 killing the other contestants. The movie’s official site includes the trailer and profiles of the… 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 example of a strategy-based game show that doesn’t try to reduce its players to pettiness,… 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, take a peek into Kelly’s reality and more!”
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 the story.
Anderson Cooper: The Mole is “not something elementary like watching 10 people get along on an island.” Anderson Cooper explains that The Mole is mostly a “who-done-it” and defends its “psychological complexity.” And, in a quotation that could be a major spoiler or could be absolutely meaningless, one of the cast members agrees, saying, “It’s… continue reading
“Survivor has emerged as the undisputed winner of its Thursday showdown with Friends.” Early ratings show that Survivor beat NBC’s Friends “by a convincing margin last night,” Inside.com reports.
Ogakor finally wins a challenge and Kimmi finally walks. Yet another unanimous vote lead to Kucha tribe member Kimmi being voted out of the Outback after Ogakor finally won an immunity challenge. In her final words, Kimmi admits she was “just a little bit separate” from the rest of the tribe. + plus: Paul Hogan… continue reading
uncensored U8TV fight between Tre and Sandy online. Didn’t get your fill of interpersonal conflict from last night’s fight between Kimmi and Alicia? Never fear. U8TV, the web cast/TV show/reality TV show from Canada has the uncensored footage from the fight between Tre and Sandy, which is a rather long, late-night, profanity laced, screaming argument.