Dirk files for protective order to keep his testimony secret. Dirk Been, who is now “pursuing a career as a performer,” has filed a motion to protect his deposition in Stacey Stillman’s lawsuit against CBS and Mark Burnett. Peter Lance reproduces the motion and discusses Dirk’s possible motives.
Archives for April 2001
celebrity Survivor being considered. Matt Damon? Russell Crowe? Living outside? Eating rice? CBS admitted to Entertainment Weekly in the May 4 edition that the network is “mulling over” a celebrity edition of Survivor. Jeff Probst says the challenges would be difficult for celebrities: “Standing on a pole in the river for 10 hours would be… continue reading
ABC’s The Runner will include “extensive use of paid plugs.” Think Jeff Probst whoring Doritos and other sponsored products during Survivor 2 is annoying? Wait until ABC’s The Runner debuts in September. The reality TV show will feature “extensive use of paid plugs that are completely integral to the show’s story line,” according to The… continue reading
first group nominated for eviction from Australian Big Brother house. The first three people nominated for eviction on Big Brother Australia are “a dominatrix, stripper manager and animator,” two of whom took the news angrily, according to the Herald Sun.
Boot Camp is looking for recruits. If you want to subject yourself to the rigors of Boot Camp–on national TV–FOX and LMNO Productions are accepting four minute videotapes for a (presumed) next season. No rules or details are up on the site yet; there’s only a release that says you allow them to use the… continue reading
bid (for charity) on lunch with a former Real World cast member. An eBay auction to benefit Joe’s World Foundation, which provides “support for youth leadership, counseling, media literacy, education, and technology initiatives worldwide,” has just started. If you’re the highest bidder, you could be having lunch with The Real World‘s Dan (Miami), [email protected] (New… continue reading
once again, Making the Band has been pulled until summer. After just two new episodes, Making the Band has been pulled from ABC’s lineup–just like last year. Whose Line Is It Anyway will replace the show on Friday nights through the May sweeps period; ABC says O-Town’s remaining 11 episodes will return this summer.
Kucha is history. The Ogakor alliance held, even after picking off a few of its own, as Elisabeth was booted from Survivor 2, breaking the family apart. Even though the spoilers all disagreed, the Ellipsiiis picks were correct once again. Next week: the two hour, partially live finale and live one-hour reunion. + plus: what… continue reading
auditions for The Mole tomorrow in Dallas, Denver, and L.A. The final three open casting calls for The Mole 2 are tomorrow. Videotapes, however, will still be accepted until May 1.
ratings: second Chains of Love episode doesn’t do too well. The debut of Chains of Love a week ago Tuesday had okay numbers–for UPN–but this week, the show lost viewers from the previous week. Maybe they should have actually shown the final two having sex.
Danish Big Brother cast ordered to shut up. The producer of Big Brother Denmark won its case to have the hamsters who walked out there held to their contracts, which prohibit them from talking about the show to the press.
ratings: Boot Camp is no match for The West Wing, but still does well. Balloon guy Yaney’s discharge on Boot Camp lead Wednesday in key demographic groups, including “adults 18-34, teens, and men 18-49 and 18-34,” Zap2it.com reports.
the spoilers don’t agree. (warning: links contain alleged spoilers; highlight white areas to read the names.) In what could be a major development, the spoilers/guesses/predictions about who will be kicked off Survivor 2 tonight do not agree with each other. The super-accurate, mysterious Ellipsiiis Brain Trust says it will be Elisabeth. However, The Boston Herald,… continue reading
Tom Leykis will host new UPN reality TV show. Apparently, having a famous host–Leykis is a drive-time radio talk show host in L.A.–is enough now, because UPN is planning a show that is hosted by him. All we know is that it will apparently deal with “male-female relationships ,” according to Zap2it.com.
benefit will feature present and past reality TV cast members. Tonight’s performance of A Donkey Show, an off-Broadway, part of which will benefit The Real World: Miami’s Joe Patane’s foundation, will apparently be attended by a number of former reality TV stars, according to an e.mail release. Along with two current New York cast members,… continue reading
Big Brother Australia debuts. The Australian version of Big Brother began last night. Already, a cast member has left the house, but for medical treatment; she hurt her wrist playing volleyball. Another played a practical joke on the house by leaving a “used” condom in the kitchen. Follow along at the show’s site, bigbrother.com.au. And… continue reading
one more week for Survivor. Survivor 2 will technically end next week, but CBS is planning a one-hour special for the following Thursday, May 10, called “Back from the Outback.” It will show the survivors returning home, and airs at 8 p.m. ET–opposite the 8:30 airing of NBC’s The Weakest Link, which will feature Survivor… continue reading
R.J. Cutler wants to use a rural or urban school for next American High. In a story about American High‘s transition to PBS, creator R.J. Cutler indicates that he’d like to do a second season of the show, this time in an urban or rural area.
spoiler: Chains of Love lives up to its name tonight. (don’t read this unless you want to be surprised by tonight’s episode.) On Chains of Love Tuesday night, the last two people chained together (highlight to read) actually have sex. Predictably, bootleg copies of the tape are floating around; the actual event won’t be shown… continue reading
new A&E series to be known as “Real People TV” because “[t]here are no good titles left.” A&E had a hard time naming its new pseudo-reality TV series that gives a hand-held camera to 10 “real people” and lets them make their own show, The Boston Globe reports.