CBS will air Amazing Race finale on Thursday, Dec. 13, after Survivor. Hoping for momentum for The Amazing Race 2, CBS has announced that the finale of The Amazing Race will air not on Dec. 12, but one day later, on Thursday, Dec. 13–immediately following the latest episode of Survivor Africa. CSI will move an… continue reading
Archives for November 2001
Survivor: Marquesas votes off first three; island tribe locations identified. Survivor Maps, the web site to first discover the location for Survivor 4, is reporting that the show will be known as Survivor Marquesas. The site also says the first three survivors have already been voted off the island, and identifies shooting locations on a… continue reading
first UK Popstars winner calls follow-up Pop Idol “contrived.” Noel Sullivan, who won the UK’s first Popstars and became a part of Hear’Say, says he “[doesn’t] like the way the judges slag people off” on the follow-up show, Pop Idol.
O-Town Live from New York DVD and video out today. O-Town’s first live concert DVD (and video) is out today. It shows O-Town’s final summer concert at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with footage from both on and off stage. The DVD also includes videos of their songs. + also: O-Town will be taping a… continue reading
Norwegian Big Brother cast members get married inside their former house. Saying their marriage was not a joke, Norwegian Big Brother cast members Ramsy and Anne Mona got married inside the house they met in.
“sex offender” Morgan sentenced to two years of probation, $1,000 fine. After pleading guilty to felony child pornography charges, Morgan Moss “was sentenced to 24 months’ probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and will be required to register as a sex offender,” according to The Chicago Tribune. Drug and other charges of manufacturing child… continue reading
Project Greenlight to debut Dec. 2. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s other reality TV show, Project Greenlight, will debut on HBO Sunday at 10 p.m. The 11 episodes follow the production of the winning entry, Stolen Summer, into a movie that will be distributed by Miramax. The show will air regularly at 9:30 p.m., following… continue reading
WWF Tough Enough renewed for second season; production underway. MTV and the WWF’s reality TV show Tough Enough was almost silently renewed for a second season. In a departure from the first season, Tough Enough 2 accepted applications from indie wrestlers. Earlier this month, 200 finalists were at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to be… continue reading
tribes merge and become Moto Maji; Clarence voted out of the new tribe. With 10 survivors left, the two tribes merged on Survivor Africa, forming Moto Maji. And after losing the endurance immunity challenge to Teresa over a game of rock-paper-scissors, Clarence was the first person voted out of the new tribe–but not before Lex… continue reading
a reality TV Thanksgiving weekend. This Thanksgiving weekend, there’s no shortage of reality TV. Survivor Africa will air a new episode at its regular time on Thursday evening, as will Popstars 2. However, Temptation Island 2 is being preempted for the world broadcast premiere of The Wedding Singer on FOX. This weekend, Making the Band‘s… continue reading
columnist goes off on “Lindsey’s hyperventilating melodrama.” The Toronto Sun’s Peter Howell says that, when Lindsey was booted out, “I felt a tear rolling down my cheek–which I almost mistook for sympathy, until I realized I’d poked myself in the eye with a Twizzler.” He goes on to deconstruct her ouster from Survivor Africa.
Melissa charges that a “really, really staged” Real World used actors. Speaking to a Cornell University audience last Friday, The Real World New Orleans cast member Melissa Howard charged that participants on her season of the show–specifically Elton, the group’s boss at the TV station–were actors. “How the producers sleep at night, I do not… continue reading
Ukrainian TV now airing Last Hero, that country’s version of Survivor. Becoming the 12th country to air a version of Survivor, the Ukraine is airing Last Hero, produced in part with a Russian TV station. “This is going to be as good as, if not better, than the American version,” a producer told the Kyiv… continue reading
Jeff Probst named one of the “Ten Directors to Watch” for “Finder’s Fee.” In addition to the awards he won at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival–including the Golden Space Needle Award for best film and a director’s award–Jeff Probst has now been named one of the “Ten Directors to Watch” by American Cinematheque. The… continue reading
15-year-old Pop Idol contestant disqualified for being underage. A 15-year-old was removed from the Pop Idol competition after anonymous e.mail messages revealed she was not at least 16, which the show’s rules require. She was replaced by a previously rejected contestant. Also, Pop Idol recently selected its latest two finalists. + plus: Australia’s third Popstars… continue reading