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Posts from: January 2012

Bering Sea Gold’s record ratings show our fascination with Alaska, boats, fishing, plus swamps, monsters, and more

Discovery’s debut Friday of Bering Sea Gold, the new reality series from Thom Beers that follows people searching for gold in Alaska waters, was the network’s most-watched series debut ever. An average of 3.66 million people watched, according to the network, and it set records for the network among households, adults 18 to 49, and …

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Bravo, Oxygen, Style boss Lauren Zalaznick’s ridiculous argument about why people watch her shows

Former Bravo president and current NBC executive Lauren Zalaznick is undoubtedly very smart and responsible for much of what I love on television. She also made a ridiculous argument that suggest she has very different relationships to her shows than viewers do. “I reject easy slams like ‘train wreck’ and ‘guilty pleasure. It’s just not …

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Indiana gubernatorial candidate and Survivor Rupert comes out for marriage equality

Survivor cast member Rupert Boneham, who’s running for governor in Indiana as a libertarian, released a video over the weekend detailing his support for marriage equality for gay and lesbian people, and vowing to fight legislation that does otherwise. In the video, below, Rupert talks about his 14-year marriage and says, “we’ve had our hardships, …

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Donkey semen-drinking episode of Fear Factor replaced with insect-vomiting episode

The finale episode of the newly resurrected Fear Factor has been pulled off the schedule by NBC, apparently because it features contestants drinking donkey semen. The episode has not been rescheduled, though a different, two-hour special will air Feb. 12. The pulled episode’s title was “Hee Haw! Hee Haw!”, but its official description said only …

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