final chat: the players talk. The chat with The Mole‘s final three players–Steve, Jim, and the mole Kathryn, has been posted at abc.com. Among the revelations during their very candid chat: all three followed online chats and discussions about the show, Jim wasn’t a big fan of Henry’s, Steve says the “clues” revealed to the… continue reading
Jim: friendships on The Mole were “real”; Charlie was “a real dick.” The Mole‘s Jim Morrison (yes, that’s his real name) talks to Gay.com and reveals that he got paid about the same amount as Kathryn, the mole herself; says that “Charlie was a real asshole, a real dick” but not a homophobe; and says… continue reading
The Mole, Temptation Island pull big ratings wins for their networks. The Mole‘s ratings were the series’ highest ever, boosting ABC’s sweeps ratings to let it tie with CBS in the 18 to 49 demographic for the month. Temptation Island also won its hour, although it wasn’t the show’s highest rated episode to date. Still,… continue reading
Kathryn is the mole; Steven wins. In a stunning finale, Chicago law school lecturer Kathryn was revealed to be The Mole, and highly suspicious undercover cop Steven won the game, beating helicopter pilot Jim. The final episode reunited the cast and revealed the ways in which Kathryn worked against the group–and the ways that Jim… continue reading
the reality TV trifecta: the mole is finally revealed, Temptation ends, and Law & Order kills a reality TV star. Last night’s episode was all about the final two challenges, leaving tonight’s 8 p.m. EST second half of The Mole finale at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to reveal all. First, though, Anderson will reunite… continue reading
EW’s critic changes his mind about The Mole, “TV’s classiest reality show.” Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker “eat[s] a small plate of crow” for his original D+ grade for The Mole; he now says it is suspenseful and appeals to “the widest demographic,” since he watches it with his 11-year-old daughter.
Mole finale begins tonight. One final challenge will give Kathryn, Jim and Steve the opportunity to figure out which one of them is traitor on tonight’s one-hour The Mole finale. But it’s just the first half, because tomorrow night, before the mole is revealed, the “seven executed victims will be reunited and interviewed by host… continue reading
columnist: The Mole is “far more seductive” than Survivor. Praise for ABC’s The Mole continues to pop up as the show approaches its two-part finale this week. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s John Levesque says that “the show has become an elegant example of a strategy-based game show that doesn’t try to reduce its players to pettiness,… continue reading
Anderson Cooper: The Mole is “not something elementary like watching 10 people get along on an island.” Anderson Cooper explains that The Mole is mostly a “who-done-it” and defends its “psychological complexity.” And, in a quotation that could be a major spoiler or could be absolutely meaningless, one of the cast members agrees, saying, “It’s… continue reading
next Mole will include more players and a greater focus on them. E! Online’s report about the next season of The Mole quotes the co-creator Scott Stone, who says next season they will “start with more people obviously … [And] we intend to spend a little more time on the personal stories and a little… continue reading
Jim is already a winner. Even if he doesn’t win The Mole (or turn out to be the mole), Jim is already a winner. The Village Voice’s Michael Musto writes that “a few years ago at a club called Cake, he won the Prettiest Penis contest–several times.”
EW’s Ken Tucker gives The Mole a D+, Temptation Island a C-. Although he’s not too fond of either show, Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker says that “you don’t care who the “mole is,” any more than you care whether the lissome fatheads on Island maintain their ‘relationships.’ It’s just that it’s more fun to watch… continue reading
The Mole’s ratings are rising. Although it finished second for its hour, The Mole‘s ratings were up Tuesday, the second-highest ratings of its run so far. And the show is doing much better in key groups than Who Wants to Be a Millionaire did in the same time slot.
Anderson Cooper: after watching Julie Chen, “I knew what I really didn’t want to be doing.” The host of The Mole talks about finding his footing as “the antithesis” of Julie Chen and Jeff Probst.
Temptation Island winning the reality TV ratings game. Temptation Island had about 6 million more viewers than The Mole last week. Sex sells. Go figure.
ABC plans live chats with “executed” players. After being kicked off of The Mole, or “executed,” as the show calls it–players will chat live with the public at 7 pm. EST. Tonight: Wendi, who got the boot last night, shattering some theories about who might be the mole.
Temptation Island ratings rise 10 percent over last week’s premiere. Temptation Island‘s second week had better ratings than last week, gaining 10 percent more viewers and earning FOX some of its best ratings ever for the evening and otherwise.+ plus: The Mole’s ratings dropped 16 percent in week two.
Anderson Cooper: The Mole is “a lot smarter” than Survivor. Swimming into dangerous waters, Anderson Cooper brazenly says that the show he hosts, The Mole, is “better than Survivor.” + plus: Afi was “executed” Tuesday.
Joyce Millman doesn’t care who the Survivor “rip-off” Mole is. Calling The Mole a Survivor, from the castaways to the host, Salon.com’s TV critic, Joyce Millman, isn’t impressed by ABC’s newest reality TV show.
ratings: The Mole comes in second. The Mole was beat in its time slot, but had more viewers than Regis Philbin’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire did in the same time slot. It also did well among “youngsters” (hey, headline writer, could you be a little more condescending?).