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Posts from: October 2003

booted tribe members return, win, so two will rejoin the game; Osten quits.

booted tribe members return, win, so two will rejoin the game; Osten quits. In a major twist, the six booted Survivor Pearl Islands tribe members returned as a third tribe last night, causing the remaining player’s already withered bodies to convulse. The third tribe, known as The Outcasts, was short-lived: They competed in a single …

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Australia dumps “classically neurotic New Yorker” Rocco’s The Restaurant.

Australia dumps “classically neurotic New Yorker” Rocco’s The Restaurant. Australia’s Ten aired a single episode of The Restaurant before yanking the series the next day and replacing it with The Simpsons. The one million viewers who began watching soon evaporated “as soon as they discovered Rocco was a classically neurotic New Yorker, obsessed with money …

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ad for new Fab Five prompts speculation that originals will be replaced.

ad for new Fab Five prompts speculation that originals will be replaced. An advertisement in the LA cragislist asks for “fabulous Gay men for original upcoming series. … who are comfortable in front of the camera, have terrific personalities as well as a great sense of personal style.” That notice prompted some–including the New York …

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Donell pleads guilty to assaulting 17-year-old girlfriend, gets probation.

Donell pleads guilty to assaulting 17-year-old girlfriend, gets probation. After being “arrested for outstanding warrants stemming, in part, from his failure to show up for a court hearing last month,” Road Rules: South Pacific cast member Donell Langham pled guilty in a Mass. court “for striking his girlfriend, Erin Soper, then 17, and throwing her …

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Joe Schmo finale beats UPN, WB.

Joe Schmo finale beats UPN, WB. With 3.4 million viewers, the first hour of The Joe Schmo Show finale “was the highest-rated episode of an original series on the network since September 2000,” Zap2it.com reports. The show also beat The WB and UPN among 18- to 49-year-olds. About a million fewer viewers kept watching for …

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