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?).
The Mole debuts tonight. ABC’s The Mole starts tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Before the show, which is hosted by Anderson Cooper, read about already-announced cast or get the rules of the game. Entertainment Weekly says the show is an “ace in ‘The Mole.’”
ABC releases The Mole cast members’ names and identities. Deciding against CBS’ strategy of hiding–albeit unsuccessfully–the identities of their cast, ABC has revealed the names of The Mole‘s 10 cast members–one of whom is the show’s title saboteur.
ABC on The Mole: “We had the time to edit the shows together to make compelling drama.” Dissing Big Brother, an ABC spokesperson says The Mole won’t be a flop because they “had the time to edit the shows” and they “have a great cast.”
The Mole host Anderson Cooper had “full” control of what he says. Unlike Julie “Scripted” Chen, Anderson Cooper says he had control over his lines as host of ABC’s upcoming The Mole. Unlike Julie Chen’s “hokey lines,” “I had full say over what I was saying,” he told the Philadelphia Daily News.
UPN bulks up on reality TV; big fine for talking about The Mole. Entertainment Weekly examines the reality TV that’s on tap for UPN, including Vince McMahon’s Manhunt and the former NBC property, Endemol’s Chains of Love. Also, the story reveals that those connected with ABC’s The Mole have a clause in their contracts that… continue reading