Reality TV Show Update News - February 2006
In the end, all The Bachelor: Paris reports proved right, with bachelor Travis Stork selecting Sarah Stone, his nearby Nashville neighbor, over Moana Dixon during Monday night's two-hour finale of the ABC reality dating show's eighth edition.
After struggling early last season, the ratings of Donald Trump's The Apprentice series rebounded towards the end of its run, giving NBC hope that the franchise which was once the network's crown jewel of reality TV might recover from both The Apprentice 3's disastrous casting and last fall's failed Martha Stewart spinoff. However, if The Apprentice's revival is to succeed, it will have to do so in its new time night -- Monday nights.
Former 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey and professional dance partner Cheryl Burke won the second season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars on Sunday evening, defeating NFL legend Jerry Rice and partner Anna Trebunskaya in the live finale of the smash-hit reality ballroom dancing competition.
Betrayed by an existing alliance that she had joined only a couple of days earlier, Ruth Marie Milliman, a 48-year-old director of retail leasing from Greenville, SC, became the fourth Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island castaway to be eliminated from the game
The fifth season of Fox's American Idol finally began in earnest this week, with Tuesday and Wednesday's first performance shows culminating in last night's live results show that eliminated the four American Idol 5 semifinalists (two male, two female) who had received the fewest votes from home viewers.
The loser of a tribal showdown in which her La Mina tribe's two 20-something men decided to ally themselves with the tribe's two older men rather than herself and 27-year-old Sally Schumann, Misty Giles, a 24-year-old engineer from Dallas, TX, became the third Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island castaway to be eliminated from the game
After nearly a month worth of open audition broadcasts plus three more episodes of the competition's Hollywood auditions, last night's American Idol 5 broadcast ended with the Fox reality show announcing the identities of this season's Top 24 semifinalists.
Openly dubbed to be one of her new tribe's two weak links by her new tribe's already unstable dominant alliance, Melinda Hyder, a 32-year-old professional singer from Sevierville, TN, became the second Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island contestant to be eliminated from the game
The latest example that coming off too strong and outspoken during Survivor's early days can prove fatal, Tina Scheer, a 45-year-old logging sports promoter/performer from Hayward, Wisconsin, became the first Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island contestant to be eliminated from the game, voted off in a unanimous 3-1 Tribal Council vote.