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Animal Planet gets into the cupcake reality show field with vegan cupcake baker series

Animal Planet and its growing collection of people-centered reality series will soon give television yet another series about cupcakes. The 12 half-hour episodes of Sweet Avenger, which debuts this summer, follows vegan cupcake baker Danielle Konya. How is this related to animals? Danielle says in the network’s press release, “I want to show people that …

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ACN executives react to Jose Canseco’s idea: Celebrity Apprentice moment of the week

If you’re not watching The Celebrity Apprentice, I feel sorry for you. It just keeps getting better, and next week’s fight between Gary Busey and Meat Loaf makes it seem like that trend will continue. This week’s episode gave me way too many possibilities for moment of the week, from Gary Busey’s penis (“That’s what …

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Tears flow in India on Amazing Race, and not just over the sad product placement

For the second time in two weeks, we’ve essentially had a team give up and fall behind. They’ve come short of quitting, but there wasn’t a nail-biting finish, just an inevitable elimination after half the teams checked in simultaneously. (There was more tension from the possibility that one of the teams’ taxis would be hit …

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Jersey Shore has its best finale ever, but ratings were down from the season premiere

Jersey Shore had the show’s highest-rated finale yet, but its numbers were down from the record-breaking ratings for its season premiere. That episode had 8.45 million viewers; Thursday’s finale had 7.6 million viewers, according to MTV. Overall, the third season has been the top “series of the year with [people ages 12 to 34,” MTV …

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Probst says long Survivor title sequence won’t return; his tweeting needs more insight like that

Minute-long title sequences are a thing of the past on Survivor, host Jeff Probst revealed. “We are using very short main titles this season – too much story to waste time on this… they’ll never be :60 again,” Jeff wrote on Twitter. He said that during his live tweeting of the show, which CBS now …

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