Making the Band season ends tonight. The third season of Making the Band concludes Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET. The show’s new network, MTV, will air a 10-episode marathon of the show on Monday starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by another mini-marathon next Saturday starting at 6 a.m.
Archives for March 2002
American Fighter Pilot debuts tonight. CBS’ new series following three men training to become “combat-ready F-15 pilots” debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET. AFP: American Fighter Pilot is produced by Ridley Scott (“Black Hawk Down”) and Tony Scott (“Top Gun”). The eight episode show was taped well before Sept. 11, although producers will connect those… continue reading
MTV has best first quarter ever, thanks in part to The Osbournes. The extremely high, record-breaking ratings of The Osbournes have helped “MTV [score] its highest first-quarter ratings in its history among all its young viewer demographic categories,” Mediaweek.com reports. + also: The Osbournes might air soon on MTV Canada.
Project Greenlight 2 may charge scriptwriters to enter the contest. It looks like Project Greenlight 2 has received a greenlight, but USA TODAY reports that “while Live Planet and Miramax say they hope to stage a second contest, they haven’t been able to agree on terms.” Presently, they’re “asking users how much they would pay… continue reading
Mole 2 may return this summer. Rumors that The Mole 2 would return in Feb. or March weren’t true, but now word comes that the show will probably still see the airwaves before next fall, even. As the Star-Ledger reports, “ABC will probably air the remaining episodes in the summer, and there’s a chance, albeit… continue reading
Ozzy Osbourne on Russell Yates: “I will burn his eyes out with a hot poker.” The husband of Andrea Yates, Russell, was on the Today Show the same morning that Ozzy Osbourne was, and told a journalist that he was a huge fan of Ozzy’s. Upon hearing this, Page Six reports, Ozzy said, “I will… continue reading
link to No Boundaries message board on official No Boundaries site removed. The No Boundaries saga continues. The latest chapter: The WB or its agent has removed access to the message boards on the official No Boundaries site, where discussions about the cancellation were occurring and where cast member John posted the e.mail address and… continue reading
Survivor 5 officially picked up. CBS will definitely air Survivor 5, officially picking the series up after the ratings of Survivor Marquesas have been consistently higher than Survivor Africa. Locations under consideration are “Central America, South America and Asia” according to Reuters.
The Bachelor’s ratings place it in “a surprising second” place. ABC’s The Bachelor performed well for ABC; it’s 9.2 million viewers in the first half hour and 10.3 million in the second half hour. The ratings were “the second highest numbers in the time period for non-‘Monday Night Football’ programming.” + also: columnist says The… continue reading
cast member posts phone number, e.mail addresses of WB execs. Cast member John Hodges is campaigning to save No Boundaries, which The WB officially cancelled Monday. A response being e.mailed back to those who e.mail Keith Cox suggests the show may come back to life on affiliate stations. “We too are upset that we have… continue reading
FOX’s Boot Camp may return with celebrity participants next season. FOX’s Boot Camp appeared to be all but finished after its first season, but The New York Post reports that a celebrity version of the show is in development for next season. The show will be called Celebrity Boot Camp, and although FOX won’t comment,… continue reading
did Sean and Gabriel know each other pre-Survivor Marquesas? As SurvivorNews.net reports, Star Magazine says this week that Sean and Gabriel “cheated” because they knew each other for just under a year before their Survivor Marquesas experience. The source says both hung out at Belly, the bar owned by, horror of horrors, Mike “Boogie” Malin…. continue reading
Pop Idol comes to Africa. The British series Pop Idol, which will be coming to the U.S. this fall on FOX, is also airing in southern Africa in a series called Idols. Around 6,500 people ages 16 to 30 auditioned for the show.
ban in Greece on Big Brother, The Bar overturned by board. Greece’s Big Brother and The Bar were pulled off the air by the head of the nation’s Council for Radio and Television last week, but the board he heads didn’t agree that the shows “[violated] laws on public decency and dignity,” and voted 8… continue reading
The WB cancels No Boundaries. The WB joins ABC by canceling an already produced reality TV show that earned low ratings in a rather obscure time slot. (ABC pulled The Mole 2 last fall and has yet to air the remaining episodes.) No Boundaries, scheduled at 7 p.m. on Sunday in many markets but in… continue reading
The Bachelor debuts tonight. ABC’s The Bachelor debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET, following 31-year-old management consultant Alex Michel’s six-episode quest to find a possible bride from a group of 15 women. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Alex found the process “brutal,” and says that “the women range from the professional…to the downright skanky.”… continue reading
cast member says low-rated No Boundaries “deserves better publicity.” The WB’s No Boundaries has been suffering from low ratings (it’s 142 out of 145 for the season so far and which has often had fewer viewers than Ripley’s Believe It or Not, which was in the same time slot last fall). That may have to… continue reading
Silas onstage at the Oscars? It may seem unlikely, but it appears as though Survivor Africa, um, star Silas Gaither was on the stage at the Oscar’s last night at least twice. The first time he accompanied presenter Jennifer Lopez as one of the nondescript people who guide the presenters and winners around; the second… continue reading
Survivor crew destroyed house, made island look uninabited. Upon arriving on Nuku Hiva, the Survivor Marquesas crew destroyed a man’s house (they promised to rebuild it but provided a replacement prefab house instead) and working in the area to make sure “no one would have known the bay had ever been inhabited,” according to the… continue reading
Fear returns tonight.MTV’s Fear returns for a second season–after many months–tonight at 8 p.m. ET, opposite the Oscars. The first episode takes place at “an abandoned gold mining complex” in Mexico called Mina Dos Estrellas. Other episodes this season will be set at a plantation in the Yucatan, “a turn-of-the-century tuberculosis hospital,” and a sugar… continue reading