The Mole 2 debuts tonight. The Mole 2 debuts tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Before the show, host Anderson Cooper will chat live on ABC.com today at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT about the new season. Additionally, ABC is giving away a 2002 Hyundai Sonata with the Players Quiz. To gain an entry… continue reading
Archives for September 2001
56,026 paid for Big Brother 2 feeds. CBS and Real are ecstatic about the number of people who paid to watch Big Brother 2‘s live feeds; in addition to the 56,026 who paid specifically for the show, the two companies say that 41,814 people who had Real Gold passes accessed the feeds, bringing the online… continue reading
O-Town working with MTV on third season of Making the Band. A third season of Making the Band, airing on MTV instead of ABC, is apparently definitely going to happen, according to an e.mail message sent to the O-Town Street Team. “The guys are working with MTV for a new season,” it says. A premiere… continue reading
Monica auditioning for Touched by an Angel; says, “I won that game.” Out of the house, Big Brother 2‘s Monica is looking to “stretch my 15 minutes into two hours.” She’s auditioning for an episode of Touched by an Angel, and will likely be on a game show with Nicole and Will.
Tough Enough finale airs tonight. MTV and the WWF’s reality TV show following a group of gen-Y contestants who want to become WWF stars ends tonight. The one-hour finale of WWF Tough Enough airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET; the previous two episodes air starting at 9 p.m. ET. + also: Tough Enough’s original soundtrack… continue reading
commentary: “Love Cruise sank. Can networks keep ‘reality’ shows afloat?” The debut of Love Cruise was seen by only 6 million people, prompting The Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes to overreact and suggest that the attacks “may have destroyed viewer taste for some of the more vapid reality programs.” That may be true for some… continue reading
Jeff Probst: “epic” Survivor Africa includes “great, great cast.” Jeff Probst talks about the Survivor Africa cast and the challenges they faced, and also talks about the strain of filming two shows in one year. + also: new cast is “hotter,” “hungrier,” and “stinkier.” + and: report: cast wore bells to keep lions away.
are reality TV shows’ psychologists “people’s protectors or sleazy shrinks”? WebMD reports on a presentation entitled “Reality TV–Psychologists in Prime Time” at a recent meeting of the American Psychological Association. Among the revelations: “Each point [of the code of ethics] poses a problem for psychologists involved in reality TV.”
Lost returns tonight. Lost returns tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. with its second episode. The second group of contestants has also been announced; they’ll be featured in the second set of three episodes. + also: contestants had satellite phones used by the crew member to check in periodically.
a boat full of “the newest batch of attention starved media whores.” Recaps are nothing new, but recaps written by a cast member on the show are. Love Cruise‘s Michael is recapping the series he stars in, “completely abandoning the fact that I know all of these people on a very personal level,” he writes…. continue reading
Survivor Africa cast announced. The eight men and eight women who form Survivor Africa‘s Samburu and Boran tribes have been revealed by CBS. The Samburu tribe includes an actor/bartender, a gay bartender, an NRA member, and the assistant director of career services at Harvard; the Boran tribe includes a high school basketball coach, a professional… continue reading
Love Cruise (really) debuts tonight. Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. The second episode airs tomorrow night, also at 9 p.m. (Links to reviews of “Fuck Boat” are here.)
Big Brother 2 finale had the best ratings for the entire season. The finale for Big Brother 2 had 12.3 million viewers–the best numbers ever for the show–even for last season, except for those five episodes which followed Survivor last summer. It also won the hour in the 18 to 49 and 18 to 34… continue reading
Rich found guilty of assault. Richard Hatch was convicted yesterday of assaulting his ex-boyfriend. The judge said he used “excessive force” and sentenced Rich to one year of probation. Rich will appeal the ruling. + plus: Survivor 2’s Michael Skupin unhurt after plane crash Sunday.
Survivor 2 DVD out today. Officially titled “Survivor – Season Two – The Australian Outback: The Greatest & Most Outrageous Moments,” the Survivor 2 DVD hits stores today, promising “never-before-seen footage.” One reviewer, however, says it’s “a very disappointing package compared to the first” DVD.
Early Show will “preview” Survivor 3. Survivor 3‘s cast will likely be revealed tomorrow morning on CBS’ Early Show, which promises to “preview this year’s new season” during the show.
two-hour Who Wants to Be a Princess special airs tonight on FOX. Instead of Boston Public and Ally McBeal, FOX is airing Who Wants to Be a Princess tonight at 8 ET. During the show, and I am not making this up, “30 young women from across the United States vie for the favor of… continue reading
Drifters: The Water Wars debuts. Canada’s Outdoor Life Network debuted Drifters: The Water Wars last week; the show “is the ultimate buried treasure hunt which pits two teams of six people, testing their fitness, strategic planning, stamina and teamwork over 13 challenges.” The winning team gets $60,000. Check the schedule for air times.
report from The Real World Chicago: “the cast doesn’t want to be filmed.” That’s what LiquidGeneration’s reporter was (ironically) told when filming The Real World Chicago cast members, despite the camera crews surrounding them. The cast is apparently now working at a company in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. LiquidGeneration has also produced an amusing video of… continue reading
reality TV rejects start their own show. A group of people rejected from network reality TV shows is determined to be on a reality TV show–so they’re starting their own. They’re currently developing three different show ideas, and are looking for writers, production people, lawyers and more to help out.