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Posts from: August 2007

CBS defends decision to cancel all Big Brother 8 interviews until after the finale

As of yesterday, CBS decided that Big Brother 8 cast members would no longer be available for interviews, and that started today with Amber, who didn’t even appear on CBS’ Early Show. In a statement, the network admitted that they think being asked about their behavior “could provide information that influences the final vote.” The …

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Advertisers okay with Kid Nation, unions aren’t; producer admits kids repeated lines

Advertisers have seen an episode of Kid Nation, but are reportedly unconcerned about its content. CBS “has been screening a full episode of the program for ad buyers and clients,” and “[m]ore screenings are planned for next week,” TV Week reports. In a statement, the network said the show was “well received” by advertisers, and …

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Amber evicted from the Big Brother house but won’t be interviewed by the media

Amber finally left the Big Brother 8 house last night, bawling as usual. But she won’t face any questions about her in-house actions until after the finale, if then. Following the AP’s revelation that CBS wouldn’t allow journalists to ask Amber about her horrible comments, the network has decided there won’t be any interviews with …

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Big Brother ratings climb, web site gets one-third of TV network traffic

Big Brother 8 may be more appalling than in years past, but the show’s ratings are increasing, and it “continues to pace ahead of last season’s all-stars edition,” Variety reports. In other words, the show’s producers and the network are being encouraged to continue. Last Thursday’s episode, during which Jen was evicted, left was watched …

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