Real World Chicago cast announced. The Real World Chicago doesn’t debut until January 15–heck, The Real World 10 hasn’t even had its finale yet–but MTV has released the cast’s names and pictures along with other details. The cast is comprised of Aneesa, 19; Cara, 21; Chris, 23; Keri, 21; Kyle, 22; Theo, 19; and Tonya,… continue reading
Archives for November 2001
Project Greenlight debuts Sunday. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s first (and now maybe only, since The Runner was pulled) reality TV show to hit the air debuts Sunday. Project Greenlight follows an independent filmmaker as he produces a film that will eventually be released by Miramax. The movie, called “Stolen Summer,” has already been selected… continue reading
WB President: “overkilled” reality TV still “a viable form of storytelling.” The WB’s Jordan Levin says the network is still planning to stay with the reality TV format. The network is planning Classmates, which follows high school grads at their 10th reunion. Also, No Boundaries, which was to debut in Dec., hasn’t been pulled entirely,… continue reading
Donovan, Dorothy, Josh, Laurie, Moi, and Monika are the Popstars 2 group. Last night 10 finalists became six as the as-yet-unnamed Popstars 2 group was announced. As Josh points out in the group’s first interview, they’re all of “different races and ethnic backgrounds,” and with three women and three men, different than most current pop… continue reading
review of Survivor Africa recap episode: “So far, so bland.” Turns out that there was some new footage in last night’s recap episode of Survivor Africa, but as the Toronto Sun’s Bill Brioux points out, “had this one been nothing but an hour of recycled footage, right now you’d be able to see an orange… continue reading
CBS “happy with its reality” shows; third Big Brother may be possible. CBS chief Les Moonves says he’s content with the network’s reality TV shows, including Survivor and The Amazing Race, which was recently renewed for a second season. He also says that Big Brother might return next summer, and announced that the network is… continue reading
tonight, Survivor’s a repeat–sort of. Once again, Mark Burnett is breaking up the season with a clip show. This time, though, he promises to show us something new. Survivor Africa: The First 21 Days is “enhanced with more than 50% new scenes!”, according to CBS’ web site. The show presumably returns with a new episode… continue reading
Amazing Race down to final three teams after frat brothers fall to Guidos. Three teams remain in The Amazing Race: Frank and Margarita, Rob and Brennan, and Joe and Bill (otherwise known as Team Guido). Team Guido beat Kevin and Drew in a race to the finish that was virtually tied at some points. Sad… continue reading
People’s Choice Awards announce reality TV show nominees. The Real World, Temptation Island, and Survivor 2 will face off for the People’s Choice Award in the reality-based television show category. The awards show airs Jan. 13 on CBS.
Damon: Project “Greenlight is a purer documentary” than other reality TV. “We weren’t introducing supermodels onto the set to try to tempt Pete,” says Matt Damon about the director of the movie that will be featured in HBO’s Project Greenlight, which debuts Sunday. USA TODAY chronicles the process that became the TV show.
UK Popstars group Hear’Say releasing their second album next week. The UK’s Popstars spawned Hear’Say, and the group is releasing their second album in less than nine months next week. Their first album has sold half a million copies, and the group tells Worldpop that they don’t see such a quick second release “as ripping… continue reading
Survivor’s Dr. Sean Kenniff leaves Extra! for news job in Miami. Dr. Dumbass is heading to Miami to become the health correspondent for the CBS-owned affiliate there, WFOR. He’s also publishing a novel and working on a series of books and videos about disease.
Will and Boogie shopping two scripts. Big Brother 2 cast members Will Kirby and Mike Boogie have teamed up to shop a sitcom and movie script in Hollywood. Entertainment Weekly reports that the TV show is an ultra-original “sitcom that takes a behind-the-scenes gander at a reality series,” and the movie is described by Mike… continue reading
“mere coincidence” or “prejudice” that all black survivors are gone again? With Clarence’s departure, there are no more black survivors on Survivor Africa, prompting PopPolitics.com’s Chris Wright to ask, “Is this mere coincidence, or is prejudice at play?” He looks at the history of African-American players on Survivor, but ultimately determines that a “myriad other… continue reading
Endemol plans legal action against Behind the Glass, Russia’s Big Brother. Russia’s Behind the Glass may look a lot like Big Brother, but it’s not produced by Endemol, the production company that originally aired produced the show and licenses the concept. So, Endemol is planning legal action against Russia’s TV 6, but Behind the Glass‘… continue reading