“can sheer coincidence be trademarked?” Jay Jennings satirizes CBS’ decision to sue FOX over Boot Camp‘s similarities to Survivor.
Tuesday Boot Camp pulls almost 12 million viewers. FOX moved Boot Camp to Tuesday this week for one week only, but the show did well opposite ABC’s strong What About Joan.
FOX defends Boot Camp: “The shows are very different.” Defending Boot Camp against CBS’ charges that it rips off Survivor, FOX says that the show is very different. But in a seemingly contradictory statement, Variety quotes a CBS exec who says that it is not “uncommon for multiple networks to be running similar series at… continue reading
CBS sues FOX, claiming that Boot Camp rips off Survivor. CBS and the producers of Survivor claim that FOX’s Boot Camp‘s “premise and format…are virtually identical,” as are the ”harsh and unfamiliar conditions” the shows both require. The suit also says that after CBS rejected the show, it was changed to allow the participants to… continue reading
Boot Camp’s ratings make FOX number one for the week. FOX’s Boot Camp did really well during its premiere episode–so well, in fact, that FOX may beat all the other nets in weekly ratings.
was Boot Camp “a scream” or a Survivor “ripoff”? Critical reaction to last night’s Boot Camp premiere is mixed. Depending upon who you ask, the show was “a scream”, “a lackluster reality wannabe”, or “a total ripoff of Survivor.”
Boot Camp debuts tonight. Starting tonight, 16 recruits will compete for $500,000 in FOX’s Boot Camp, debuting tonight at 9 ET. Details and reports on the show: FOX’s loud, Flash-heavy site. “meet Boot Camp’s drill instructors.” a report from the town where it was filmed. show’s rules alter strategy. the BBC reports on the show.
“every one who participated [in Boot Camp] became better people.” So says Boot Camp‘s executive producer, Bill Paolantonio. He also says the show, which debuts Wednesday at 9 on FOX, “empowers women.”
Temptation Island’s time slot will go to Boot Camp, not Love Cruise. Boot Camp, the eight-episode show about people who submit themselves to “Marine-style basic training,” will likely replace Temptation Island in its Wednesday at 9 time slot. Inside.com says that Bunim-Murray’s Love Cruise, which is known in the industry as “Fuck Boat,” is being… continue reading