Ellipsiiis reveals all 16 contestants. The Ellipsiiis Brain Trust, which accurately predicted (or reported from insiders, depending upon your feelings about the group) the outcome of many episodes of Survivor 2, has published its list of the 16 cast members for Survivor 3. The group says it has confirmed the list against CBS’ (future) online… continue reading
Archives for August 2001
spoiler: HOH competition ends. Last night’s live head of household competition is over, with somewhat surprising results. The new head of household on Big Brother 2 is (spoiler: highlight to read) Monica, who outlasted Nicole and won after Will gave up for an unknown prize–which he later discovered to be a huge jar of peanut… continue reading
producers knew about South Africa Big Brother contestants’ arrest for weapons possession. Endemol says it knew about South Africa Big Brother contestant Brad’s 1999 arrest for “possession of an AK47 rifle and ammunition, a stolen 9mm parabellum, a SAP radio, a stolen vehicle and false number-plates,” according to iAfrica.com. The charges were dropped and Endemol… continue reading
Lost’s producers “[had] security in place” to protect cast, crew. With just three people–two contestants and a camera operator/producer–wandering around the country by themselves, the producers of Lost discuss the security precautions they had in place.
Murder in Small Town X: “who could keep track or would care to?” TV Guide’s Matt Roush says that Murder in Small Town X was “promising,” but that confusion resulting from the sheer number of contestants, suspects, and back stories made the show difficult to follow.
Gervase, Sue, Jeff, Alicia will enter the Big Brother 2 house Sunday. “No outside contact” be damned, CBS is putting four former Survivor cast members into the Big Brother 2 house Sunday, where they may spend the night. Footage of their visit will air on the special episode next Wednesday at 8 p.m.
next Dutch Big Brother will be “more confrontational.” Endemol plans big changes for the next Netherlands edition of BB, which will be called Big Brother: The Battle. Most significantly, the house will be divided in half, with one side being “downmarket” and the other “luxurious”; the house guests “will compete to win the right to… continue reading
Survivor special will air a week before the show begins. To fill the programming gap between Big Brother 2 and Survivor 3, CBS will air a one-hour special about Survivor 3 on Thursday, October 4. The special will probably include a preview of the cast and location, plus discuss how to play the game. +… continue reading
“I feel like a paparazzi when there aren’t cameras around them.” The Chicago Sun-Times talks to the Suck My News Netwerk’s reporter about his experiences filming the cast of The Real World Chicago.
instead of merged tribe, remaining players will be split into three separate tribes; cast will live in huts. Among details about Survivor 3 that are now trickling out include a rumor that the merged tribe is history; instead, three evenly matched tribes will be formed somewhere near the halfway point. Also, the cast members apparently… continue reading
CBS will air a Big Brother 2 episode opposite NBC’s Lost premiere. CBS will air a special Big Brother 2 episode next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET–opposite the first episode of NBC’s Lost, and right before CBS’ premiere of The Amazing Race. The show will also air on Tuesday and Thursday, as usual.
Temptation Island, Survivor in both blacks’ and whites’ top 20 lists. Of the nine shows that Nielsen says were common to both whites’ top 20 shows and blacks’ top 20 shows are Temptation Island and Survivor. Temptation Island was also “the most popular English-language TV program among Hispanic viewers last season.”
Nicole warned about threats. Zap2it.com reports on the as-yet-unaired comments Nicole made to Will, including saying she’d like to “slit his wrists–horizontally, not vertically” and “cut his head off.” Producers warned Nicole but a spokesperson defends her, saying, “The fact that she wasn’t holding a knife, it’s completely different.” + also: listen to audio of… continue reading
psychologist wants study of reality TV’s effects on participants. Saying that he thinks contestants “might actually be damaged by taking part” in a reality TV show, psychologist Oliver James wants a study so the results “could be used to screen our vulnerable people.” + also: BBC1 controller condemns “manipulative” reality TV shows; defends Castaway.
6’4″ aspiring actor is a cast member of The Real World Chicago. rwrrweb.com reports that Chris, a 24-year-old gay “aspiring actor” from outside of Boston is one of the cast members of The Real World Chicago. He reportedly works at Circuit, a gay dance club in Chicago–which, along with the reports of cast members’ jobs… continue reading