NBC renews The Restaurant; Rocco may or may not be a part of next season. NBC has ordered additional episodes of The Restaurant for midseason. However, exactly what they’ll show is up in the air. Producers are “either going to continue working with Rocco … or we’re going to launch a new ‘Restaurant’ with a… continue reading
Archives for September 2003
Fab Five may each get $10K an ep. From the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy negotiating table comes word that each of the Fab Five guys could get “up to $10,000 a show each for a new season of 40 shows,” Ad Age reports. Additionally, Revlon is reportedly “considering using the five men to… continue reading
Gauntlet Challenge begins tonight. MTV and Bunim Murray are churning out seasons of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge faster than Puck can blow a snot rocket into some peanut butter. The next one, officially titled The Gauntlet, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The title is also the name of this season’s twist, which will… continue reading
CBS picks up The Amazing Race 5. As of the Emmys last Sunday, The Amazing Race 5 still hadn’t been officially picked up by CBS, even though the show had begun casting. But no more: The network has officially renewed the show, which will tape in January and air next summer.
Joe Schmo is “riveting” because of Matt’s “goodness”; is Matt an actor? Spike TV’s The Joe Schmo Show, which features a cast of actors, producers, and writers faking out a guy Truman Show-style who thinks he’s on a reality TV show but really is not, “is riveting precisely because Matt talks so honestly to the… continue reading
news about future shows Making the Cut will follow opening of stylist Rodney Cutler’s NYC salon. Cutler’s TNT series The Residents will now air on Discovery Health. gay country star series American Pride will start filming in early 2004.
Queer Eye will likely be renewed for 40 episodes, will tape outside New York. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy‘s production company and Bravo/NBC are “close to signing a mammoth renewal deal for a second season” of 40 episodes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Deals are also underway to renegotiate the Fab Five’s contracts and… continue reading
Alex McLeod replaced as “host” of Joe Millionaire, who is a rodeo cowboy. Former Trading Spaces host Alex McLeod is now also the former host of Joe Millionaire. Actress Samantha Harris is filling that role, The Boston Globe reports (mid-column); it doesn’t mention whether she’ll get more screen time than Alex did. Meanwhile, the Next… continue reading
Real World San Diego cast member pleads innocent for assaulting Marine. Robin Michelle Hibbard, a cast member on the currently-taping Real World San Diego, “pleaded innocent today to two counts of misdemeanor battery for allegedly assaulting a Marine at a Pacific Beach bar earlier this month,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. She wasn’t in court… continue reading
Jun doesn’t expect to get her job back, says she’s “an attention junkie.” Big Brother 4 winner Jun Song “said she doesn’t expect her bosses at CitiGroup to take her back after some fellow houseguests described her in pretty harsh terms on the series’ finale,” the New York Daily News reports. Certainly calling a fellow… continue reading
Chad tried to fake Erin out during finale; Erin pursued by 12-year-old boy. A part of the For Love or Money 2 finale showing Chad trying to further fake out Erin “was edited out,” The Mercury News reports. He apparently started “acting as if he was about to take off the silver ring given to… continue reading
Jun wins Big Brother 4 with 6 to 1 vote. After 82 days in the house, Jun Song won Big Brother 4, beating Alison Irwin with six votes to Alison’s single vote. After watching tapes of the entire season, including Jun and Alison’s diary room and behind-their-backs insults, the jury members gave the two finalists… continue reading
Fab Five renegotiating as a group; ratings down without Boy Meets Boy. The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast members “are in negotiations to substantially boost their current $3,000-per-episode salaries” and “they’re negotiating as a team, a la ‘Friends.’ This time, it will cost Bravo/NBC beaucoup bucks,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Also, ratings for… continue reading
The Bachelor 4 debuts tonight; Bachelor 2’s Aaron Buerge is cast in a film. A former cast member returns as the main guy as The Bachelor 4 debuts tonight. In addition to his position on The Bachelorette, Bob Guiney once “had a hot rock band, Fat Amy” and once “toured with Matchbox 20,” the Lansing… continue reading
Big Brother 4 concludes tonight. Either 22-year-old Alison or 27-year-old Jun will win Big Brother 4‘s $500,000 prize when the show concludes tonight at 9 p.m. ET. 11 million viewers watched last week’s episode, the largest audience so far this season. Still, one fan of the show calls this season “the most outrageous, perverse Big… continue reading