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BB Takeover falls flat; Big Brother dominates, but 1 million bailed

Big Brother 17 was the most-watched Wednesday evening show and had what CBS said was “its largest audience for a premiere since July 12, 2012.” Yet a number of viewers stopped watching in the middle of the premiere. Perhaps that can be explained with what happened on Thursday, when the show introduced its first BB …

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Turtle CPR makes a camera operator The Island’s breakout star

What happened on last night’s episode of NBC’s The Island is something I never, ever could have expected or predicted: turtle CPR by a camera operator. That scene was so incredible–the turtle CPR actually worked!–as was the fact that we were watching someone who’s ostensibly a crew member break out as the show’s star. I …

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On Celebrity Wife Swap, what’s changed and what hasn’t with The Queen of Versailles

If you’ve wondered what has happened in the years since The Queen of Versailles, ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap offered one last night. Its stars David and Jackie Siegel were on last night’s Celebrity Wife Swap with Party of Five star Jeremy London and Juliet Reeves London. Those who’ve seen the outstanding, must-watch documentary might have …

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Watch a guy squirt milk out his eye, and other great America’s Got Talent acts

America’s Got Talent kept up the entertainment in its second episode and, for the most part, the talent. I’m just enjoying it so much, from the banter between the judges to the acts, from the outstanding to the bad. Even the acts with obvious tricks were amusing, like the guy who regurgitated things. But no …

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Cameras off when dehydration leads to threats on The Island

The Island with Bear Grylls got very interesting in its second episode, which for me was a huge improvement over the first episode. The lack of fresh water lead to dehydration; threats of suicide and murder; and conflict over the actual filming of the series. While last week seemed like tiresome, childish bickering, this was …

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