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Posts from: June 2005

ABC pulls Welcome to the Neighborhood

ABC’s forthcoming series Welcome to the Neighborhood won’t air. The series “had drawn criticism from groups claiming it risked fostering prejudice,” according to the AP. It’s concept seems innocuous enough: “white and conservative” families in Austin select a new neighbor; their choices were “families that are black, Hispanic and Asian; two gay white men who’ve …

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Big Brother 6 cast announced

With just a week to go before the big debut, Big Brother 6 has revealed its largest cast ever. Only four of the 14 cast members are in their 30s, and only two are married, which should encourage hook-ups once the NyQuil starts flowing. And just looking at their pictures suggests that the vast majority …

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Writers Guild plans to sue networks and production companies; Bachelor fired its loggers

The Writers Guild plans to “file a lawsuit next week against some networks and production companies, charging breach of California’s overtime laws,” The New York Times reports. That’s an attempt “to try to force reality production companies and the networks that present the shows to negotiate a union contract.” One major complaint is about the …

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