if he could, Shapiro would limit web access; only 14,000 people signed up. Big Brother 2‘s new executive producer isn’t psyched about the live feeds broadcast over the web, because he tells Zap2it.com that he “would only limit it because people on the web seem to know about things that are going to happen on… continue reading
Archives for July 2001
reality TV versus the censors. Inside.com reports on conflicts–or the lack thereof–between network’s standards and practices divisions and reality TV show producers as reality TV shows bring new material to the air.
report: there will not be a celebrity edition of Survivor. Days after ‘NSync’s Lance Bass confirmed that there’d be a celebrity Survivor, a report from WENN says CBS is backing away from the idea “because they won’t be able to cope with the stars’ demands.”
Shannon “now appears to have given up any introspection.” Zap2it.com reports on Shannon’s change of, well, everything; her meetings with the press post expulsion from Big Brother 2 have been less-than-representative of her in-house self.
Brian, a 23-year-old gay air steward, wins UK Big Brother. Air steward Brian Dowling, who was never once nominated for eviction from the UK Big Brother house, was selected the winner with 58 percent of the votes, easily beating hairdresser Helen Adams’ 37 percent. Despite the £70,000 prize, Brian says he plans to stay in… continue reading
exclusive: view pictures of The Real World Chicago house. Along with my reality TV watching friends at Tubescan, reality blurred presents exclusive photos of The Real World Chicago house. The house, which is located in the Wicker Park neighborhood at 1931 W North Ave., has been the site of at least two organized protests; some… continue reading
house guests talk of encounters with Survivor 2 cast members. Strange as it may seem, the worlds of Survivor 2 and Big Brother 2 are colliding as the house guests talk about their reality TV counterparts–and their alleged encounters with them. Besides discussions about Colby being “fat” and not wanting to look like him, the… continue reading
Morgan indicted on criminal sexual assault, child porn and drug charges.American High‘s resident bad boy has been indicted by a grand jury on “criminal sexual assault, child pornography and drug charges”; he “is accused of videotaping himself having sex on separate occasions with two 16-year-old girls,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Police found out about the… continue reading
ABC’s The Runner is looking for both “runners” and “agents.” Casting has begun for ABC’s The Runner, which debuts Jan. 7, 2002. The show is looking for both “runners” and “agents,” and that casting info seems to reveal that there will be more than one runner being hunted by people who are cast as agents–not… continue reading
Shannon voted out 6 to 0; fans strike back and naked pics hit the web. Shannon got her wish and was unanimously voted out of the Big Brother 2 house, where she met a placid, softball-hurling, credibility-losing Julie Chen. Elsewhere, web watchers are taking action, posting scathing critiques of house guests (An Open Letter to… continue reading
FOX will repeat Murder in Small Town X premiere this Sunday. Instead of a repeat of FOX’s other X-titled show, The X-Files, the network will air an encore of the Murder in Small Town X debut at 9 p.m. this Sunday.
Real World’s Coral: “All of the cast members need a support group.” The Real World 10‘s Coral talks about life in and out of the house in a two-part interview (part one and part two) with rwrrweb.com. In it, she calls Mike “goofy, dedicated, honest and sweet” and says she hopes MTV will “show all… continue reading
Murder in Small Town X debut wins the hour in ratings. Murder in Small Town X won the hour “in adults 18-49 (3.5 rating, 10 share), adults 18-34 (3.8/12) and all key male demos,” Variety reports. However, it lost during the second half-hour to Dharma & Greg among viewers 18-49.
Jerri takes it all off.Survivor 2‘s Jerri has posed for Playboy, telling USA TODAY she did it as “an artistic statement.” Besides taking off her clothes, Jerri also talks in a Playboy interview about being known as “an icy dominatrix whose name became synonymous with the word bitch,” and why that’s indicative of a double… continue reading
Mole 2 cast revealed. An attorney and hot dog vendor from Chicago and an airline pilot from San Diego are among the 14 players on The Mole 2. Their ages range from 22 to 58, but eight of them are between 22 and 26. Zap2it.com reports that the trek took the players to Europe, from… continue reading
CBS chief: Big Brother 2 is “an experiment” that gets “OK ratings.” The press won’t stop talking to CBS execs about Big Brother 2, much to the network’s dismay; they’d rather talk about their other upcoming shows. USA TODAY reports that in addition to calling the show’s ratings “OK,” CBS president Les Moonves said Justin’s… continue reading
Mike once arrested for “elaborate scheme” to smuggle Batman & Robin footage; may not own Belly. The Smoking Gun has uncovered documents showing that Mike Carri–the same Mike that’s living in the Big Brother 2 house, even though he now goes by Mike Malin–was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors for breaking into the set… continue reading
CBS sets premiere dates; Survivor 3 will include “a few curve balls.”This fall, The Amazing Race will debut second, on Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. ET–an hour after NBC’s Lost debuts. Survivor 3 will debut over a month later, on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., running through Jan. 10. Most of the “curve ball” changes… continue reading
are these things on? Some of Big Brother 2‘s house guests are either not aware of or are unconcerned by the 24/7 surveillance of their activities by both producers and the “Internet nerds” (as Chill Town calls online watchers), judging by the way they reveal too much personal information and expose their hypocrisy. Recently, Will… continue reading
FOX’s hybrid series Murder in Small Town X debuts tonight. Starting tonight, FOX’s eight-week series Murder in Small Town X will follow a group of 10 (real) people trying to figure out who committed a (fictional) murder in a town full of (fictional and real) people, with suspects played by 15 actors who the contestants… continue reading