Reality TV News - September 2002
Our episode summary for Survivor: Thailand, Episode 1, "Sucky, Chewy, Sicky," authored by 'Bebo' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Our episode summary for Special Edition of ABC's second edition of the "The Bachelor", authored by LionChow, has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
ABC has announced that Wednesday's special edition of "The Bachelor," which was a lead-up to the series that dealt primarily with the casting of the program, produced solid demographic numbers in one of the most competitive hours so far this season. The September 25th airing of "The Bachelor" earned second place in the hour among Women 18-34 (5.8/14) and Teens 12-17 (2.8/9).
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 32, "They're Ba-a-ack!," authored by 'Swami' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
A Philippino newspaper reports that the President of the Philippines has announced that "Survivor" will be filming "Survivor 6" on an undisclosed location on Siquijor Island in the Philippines.
Reuters reports that Germans competing in a new television gameshow will not be bidding to win a luxury car or exotic holiday. In a country where four million people are out of work, the prize is much more sought-after: a job. In a European version of a program on in Argentina, a country reeling from economic crisis, two unemployed people will compete for one job contract in each show.
Sky News (a branch of the UK's BSkyB) reports that Sir Bob Geldof and Castaway Productions, the creators and owners of the concept for Survivor, are suing Granada Television and London Weekend Television for ripping off the concept with their summer UK hit I'm A Celebrity -- Get Me Out of Here!. The lawsuit for copyright infringement claims that the two shows were so similar that popular opinion held that they must be related -- an opinion expressed on the RealityTVWorld message boards but not true, according to Geldof and Castaway.
Emmanuel Lewis, MC Hammer, and other has-been celebs sign to star in WB's new 'The Surreal Life' reality showSeptember 27, 2002
Variety reports that the upcoming WB reality series "The Surreal Life" has lined up the kind of dream cast that nightmares are made of. "Marquee" names such as rapper M.C. Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis of the 1980s sitcom "Webster," Mindy Cohn (Natelie from "The Facts of Life,") rocker Vince Neil of the band Motley Crue and former "Baywatch" babe Brande Roderick are on board to move into a house and have their lives taped round-the-clock, ala "The Real World."
The Melbourne Herald Sun reports that the current American production of Survivor: Thailand (Survivor 5) will be aired on Australian Channel 9 starting on Thursday, October 17. Additional episodes will be shown on Saturday, October 19 -- so the Australian and American schedules will be synchonized from then on.
Our episode summary for Episode 2 of ESPN's "Beg, Borrow, & Deal" reality TV program, authored by ELCinOhio, has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Reuters reports that the "A Moment Like This," first single from Kelly Clarkson, the bubbly 20-year-old who wowed a national TV audience on the Fox's "American Iodl" series, has shot to No. 1 on the latest Hot 100 singles chart from Nielsen SoundScan.
Another reality show, another police record. TheSmokingGun.com reports that Jed Hildebrand of "Survivor: Thailand," a 25-year-old Texas resident, was convicted last year of DWI.
'No Boundaries' gets 3rd US broadcast chance, show to premiere on Outdoor Life Network September 30thSeptember 27, 2002
The producers of "No Boundaries" -- the show the was hyped by The WB, pulled from the airwaves, returned to the airwaves after several months, and then pulled yet again -- have announced that "No Boundaries" will premiere on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) on Mondays at 8 pm, beginning September 30th, 2002.
SurvivorBlows.com's "State Of The Spoiling" spoiler information summary for Episode 2 of 'Survivor: Thailand' has been posted. Check it out by clicking here. Due to our message board server's unexpected downtine, we apologize for the lateness of this posting.
We pleased to announce the RealityTVWorld.com message boards are now back online.
After being one of the final two remaining HouseGuests with Danielle Reyes, Lisa Donahue emerged triumphant last night as BIG BROTHER 3’s grand prize-winner of $500,000 based on the votes of her former housemates. As the second place winner, Danielle receives $50,000. Lisa is the first woman to win the grand prize in three seasons of BIG BROTHER. Eddie McGee from New York won in season one and Will Kirby from Miami emerged the winner in season two.
As most regular message board visitors no doubt already know, the RealityTVWorld.com message boards are currently unavailable.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 31, "Nice Guys Finish (3rd to) Last," authored by 'Bucky Katt' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Ryan Seacrest signs nearly $1,000,00 deal to host 'American Idol 2,' former female contestant to co-host???September 24, 2002
Geez, is there anyone out there who REALLY believes that 'American Idol' would be unable to be just as successful with a trained chimp - or even Jim - hosting the program?
TheSmokingGun.com reports that Frank Roessler, a 22-year-old cast member on MTV's "Real World Las Vegas" series was convicted last year of criminal mischief for vandalizing two fraternity houses at Bucknell University, where Roessler was a student.
Our episode summary for Push, Nevada Episode 1, "The Love Song of The Amount," authored by PepeLePew13 has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Reuters reports that inspired by the success of the Fox hit "American Idol," sister cable network FX is developing a reality show called "American Candidate" that will choose a "people's" nominee for president in 2004. FX said on Friday it has teamed up for the show with R.J. Cutler, the documentary veteran behind the Oscar-nominated film "The War Room," which chronicled Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign for president. Joining him on the project will be director Jay Roach ("Austin Powers") and producer Tom Lassally ("Totally Hidden Video").
The NY Post reports that "The Anna Nicole Show," which looked to be the summer's breakout hit, has quietly been sliding down the ratings charts since its blockbuster debut. In little more than a month, the show has lost more than half its audience.
After losing the final Head of Household competition to Lisa Donahue, Jason Guy was the 10th and final HouseGuest to be evicted from the Big Brother house during Saturday night’s live broadcast of BIG BROTHER 3.
Our episode summary for Push, Nevada Episode 2, "Life Inside the Black Box," authored by Silvergirl1 has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 29, "Hang Ten, Puke One," authored by 'Lisapooh' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Zap2It.com reports that MTV has announced that the 13th season of its "The Real World" reality show will take place in Paris.
"The Letter of the Law-" - Jim learns the truth about Deputy Dawn and why she-s in Push. Meanwhile, Grace gets closer to learning who posted the huge amount of cash for Jim-s bail, and Sloman gives Mary an ultimatum, on -Push, Nevada,- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Storybook Hero" - The body count escalates in Push, and Jim's investigation into Silas Bodnick's death leads him into deeper and deeper trouble -- as he's arrested on a trumped up charge of serial murder by Sheriff Gaines and Deputy Dawn -- on "Push, Nevada," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 30, "Y'all come back now, hear?," authored by 'survivorscott' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 23, "Six Down ... Half A Dozen To Go," authored by 'AyaK' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
'Survivor: Thailand' premiere attacts more than 23 million viewers with better young demos than last seasonSeptember 20, 2002
CBS's premiere of SURVIVOR: THAILAND, the fifth edition of television's highest rated and most watched reality series, attracted an average of more than 23 million viewers (on par with last year's two editions) and topped the premiere of last season's SURVIVOR: MARQUESAS in households, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, according to Final Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, Sept. 19.
CBS has announced that as with the four previous "Survivor" premieres, CBS will broadcast an encore of last night’s debut episode of SURVIVOR: THAILAND, Saturday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Our episode summary for Survivor: Thailand, Episode 1, "You Didn’t Even Fool Me Once, Why Am I Ashamed Anyway?," authored by 'landruajm' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
After being nominated for eviction by Danielle Reyes, the tenth Head of Household, Amy Crews was again evicted from the BIG BROTHER 3 house based on the vote of her fellow HouseGuest, Jason Guy. Amy was also the third to be evicted from the house on Aug. 1, but was voted back into the house on Aug. 15 in a surprise twist in the game.
CBS News has announced that the Thursday, September 26, 2002 edition of 'The Early Show' will feature an interview with the winner and runner-up of "Big Brother 3"
ABC has announced that "The Bachelor," a one-of-a-kind romance reality series that gives one lucky man and 25 spectacular women the unique opportunity to find true love, will begin its second season on the ABC Television Network on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), with the premiere episode, "The Bachelor: Revealed." "The Bachelor: Revealed" gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the process involved in choosing the very adventurous individuals who are candidates for the series. Additionally, former participants offer their opinions and advice, and - finally -- the new Bachelor is introduced.
ABC's Tuesday night, which included the series premiere of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" and the series previews of "Life with Bonnie" and "Push, Nevada", made ABC the most-watched network of the evening. ABC attracted 3.2 million more viewers (12.3 million vs. 9.1 million) than second place FOX.
Variety reports that "American Idol" finalist Tamyra Gray could soon be returning to Fox -- as an actress. The singer, whose early elimination in the competition generated howls of protest from viewers, is talking to the producers of Fox's "Boston Public" about coming onboard for a multi-episode arc. Meetings are in the preliminary stage, but given TV's quick turnaround capabilities, it's not impossible that Gray could pop up as soon as November.
Variety reports that ABC will spend 15 consecutive nights this midseason giving famous names who are used to the pampered life a dose of harsh reality. The network has picked up a domestic version of the hit British reality entry "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!"
Our episode summary for Episode 1 of ESPN's new "Beg, Borrow, & Deal" reality TV program, authored by survivorscott, has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
ABC has announced that the rules for the "Push, Nevada" game will be posted on abc.com prior to the broadcast of the first episode of the program on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17.
Chat LIVE with 'Survivor: Thailand' host Jeff Probst tomorrow, Tuesday,
SurvivorBlows.com's "State Of The Spoiling" spoiler information summary for Episode 1 of 'Survivor: Thailand' has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Billboard reports that the debut album release by "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has been postponed until early 2003. Sources say that the RCA album -- which originally had been due Nov. 26 -- was pushed back due to Clarkson's commitment to this fall's "American Idol" tour.
RealityTVWorld.com has announced that ABC's "Push, Nevada" - the self-described "next-generation twist on reality television" now has its own RealityTVWorld.com website -- Push-Nevada.net. In the long tradition of previous RealityTVWorld.com websites, Push-Nevada.net will features program news, information, episode summaries, and (perhaps most importantly) attempt to solve the Push mystery.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 29, "The Final Four," authored by 'Bebo' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 27, ""Stupid Is As Stupid Does. The 2-Hour Special," authored by 'Swami' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Viewers can find out how to spot hints and figure out clues for the "Push, Nevada" game when the premiere episode of ABC's new mystery series is rebroadcast THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). The rebroadcast, which will identify the hints through the use of graphics, will also feature an all-new intro by the creators of the series, Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey, discussing the "Push, Nevada" game, a contest with a cash prize of more than $1 million.
NBC has announced that it has ordered three episodes of 'Adrenaline X,' a new action-adventure reality series matching the world's elite extreme athletes in direct competition as they perform high-risk stunts.
NBC has announced that it has picked up eight episodes of "Funniest Person In America"
NBC has announced that their "Dog Eat Dog" reality series will conduct special searches in San Diego and San Francisco for the next wave of daring new contestants.
CBS has announced that it has started accepting applications for 'Big Brother 4'. Now, while this doesn't necessarily mean that there will be an 'Big Brother 4', it is a very good sign for 'Big Brother' fans.
CBS News has announced that Jane Clayson and Bill Lagattuta will interview the latest person to be booted off 'Big Brother 3' on the Thursday, September 19, 2002 edition of 'The Early Show.'
CBS News has announced that Jeff Probst will preview SURVIVOR: THAILAND from the island of Tarutao on the Monday, September 16, 2002 edition of 'The Early Show.'
After being nominated for eviction by Jason Guy, the ninth Head of Household, Marcellas Reynolds was evicted from the BIG BROTHER 3 house based on the votes of his fellow HouseGuests.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 18, "Seconds, Thirds... HuuuucK Spit... Fourths aka Squargle," authored by 'Lolly' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Just when you thought Idol-mania might be over, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Vivendi Universal Publishing has announced a video game. based on the 'American Idol' reality tv show will hit store shelves on Nov. 1. The "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" game will carry an estimated retail price of $30 and will include a microphone and feature more than 20 tunes on which would-be stars can record their own vocal tracks.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kelly Osbourne (of MTV's 'The Osbournes') won't be making her feature film debut in Disney's remake of "Freaky Friday" after all. According to The Report's sources, Osbourne has dropped out of the project because of "personal reasons."
The Hollywood Reporters reports that under an agreement announced Monday, LMNO Productions, the producers of FOX's ill-fated 'Boot Camp' reality TV series, will adapt numerous aspects of the "Men's Health" magazine brand for television.
NBC teams up with producer Joel Silver to create a "who wants to be an action movie star" reality TV showSeptember 12, 2002
Reuters reports that Joel Silver, producer of such action movie franchises as "The Matrix" and "Lethal Weapon," has partnered with NBC in an attempt to find "The Next Action Star."
"The Color of..." - Jim gets a tattoo and the name of a killer, but his continuing investigation into a murder reveals some startling facts about the residents of Push and draws the unwanted attention of the well-dressed men from the Nevada Gaming Commission. Meanwhile, a funeral attracts an eclectic group of mourners, on "Push, Nevada," THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. "Push, Nevada" stars Derek Cecil as Jim Prufrock and Scarlett Chorvat as Mary. Recurring stars are Liz Vassey as Dawn, Eric Allan Kramer as Sheriff Gaines, Melora Walters as Grace and Raymond J. Barry as Sloman.
TVGuide.com reports that there was at least one interesting moment during the Friday morning joint appearance of 'American Idol' finalists Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini on NBC's 'The Today Show' program.
Elisabeth Filarski and Ethan Zohn to host 'Survivor: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' special for MTVSeptember 9, 2002
Variety reports that for the first time, CBS's fall marketing push includes full-length programs highlighting CBS shows on Viacom cable outlets. MTV will run the 30-minute special "Survivor: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," an original "greatest hits" compendium of "Survivor" moments, at least 10 times leading up to the September 19th premiere of "Survivor: Thailand" on CBS.
The identities of the 12 couples set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 3 were announced today. The third installment of the critically acclaimed series will premiere Wednesday, October 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
SurvivorBlows.com has updated its 'SurvivorBlows Spoiler Island' online fantasy game for the fifth installement of the 'Survivor' series -- 'Survivor: Thailand'
E! Online reports that television show 'Celebrity Justice' is reporting that Wednesday night's Idol finale was the "swan song" for cohost Brian Dunkleman. The show says Dunkleman's fellow co-host Ryan Seacrest will be back to host Idol 2 next year, but he may do the gig solo.
E! Online reports that 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell says he will sign Justin Guarini to a management contract. Cowell has already signed 'Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson and semifinalist Tamyra Gray to management contracts.
The NY Post reports that a new British show called "Sick Day" will follow three men who will try and catch as many ailments as possible. Potential maladies include nits, lice, flu, venereal diseases and warts (a virus) and a cold. The three contestants will live together in a house jammed with cameras and microphones for two months.
Variety reports that "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller, who launched the original U.K. "Pop Idol" as well, on Friday confirmed published speculation that he's developing a feature film for "Idol" winner Clarkson and finalist Justin Guarini.
Almost 10 million viewers bid farewell to Roddy Mancuso, making Thursday's edition of 'Big Brother 3' the most watched Thursday edition while matching its highest adult 18-49 rating, according to final Nielsen ratings for Sept. 5.
Zap2It.com reports that the syndicated version of "The Weakest Link" has a couple of changes planned for the second season -- more George and more money.
Variety reports that ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday served up a generous plug for a new series on the network -- unbeknownst to the producers of the breakfastcast. As weathercaster Tony Perkins was doing his usual stop-and-chats with members of the show's streetside studio audience, he happened upon several members of the Push, Nev., hockey team. The rowdy players even foisted a Push Hockey T-shirt on Perkins.
So, what's next for Kelly Clarkson, the bubbly 20-year-old who wowed a national television audience on Fox's summer television hit series for two months with her soulful singing?
After being nominated for eviction by Marcellas Reynolds, the eighth Head of Household, Roddy Mancuso was evicted from the BIG BROTHER 3 house based on a unanimous vote during last night’s live show. Marcellas also nominated Amy Crews. Amy won the Power of Veto and chose to leave the nominations as they stood.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 26, "Roddy Gets the Shaft" or "YMCA (Why Emcee, eh?)," authored by 'drawde236' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 25, "Delusions of Integrity," authored by 'AMAI' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
The Providence Journal reports that former 'Road Rules 10' contestant (and Rhode Island resident) Adam Larson says that he will compete in Mark Burnett's upcoming 'Eco-Challenge Fuji 2002' race on a team that will include Survivor 3's Ethan Zohn, Survivor 1's Jenna Lewis, and Road Rules' Tim Beggy.
Zap2It.com reports that as expected, Wednesday night's (Sept. 4) finale of "American Idol" drew huge ratings for the FOX network, with 22.8 million total viewers.
"The Black Box" - A murder in Push sends Jim looking for clues to the killer's identity, but he's stonewalled by the town sheriff (Eric Allan Kramer) and his dimwitted deputy (Liz Vassey), who insist the death was a suicide, and a reclusive tattoo artist who may know whodunit. Meanwhile, a team of well-dressed men claiming to be from the Nevada Gaming Commission arrive to deal with the consequences of the death, and Mary moves to retrieve the stolen loot, in the time period premiere of "Push, Nevada," THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Kelly Clarkson, who wowed U.S. viewers with her singing on television this summer, was crowned Fox's first "American Idol" on Wednesday, beating out rival Justin Guarini for the title. Clarkson then went on to sing an emotional version of "A Moment Like This," one of two songs written for the show, which will be released soon as a record.
Reuters reports that Fox's "American Idol" delivered more record-setting numbers Tuesday with the first of this week's two-part finale, surpassing 18 million viewers overall. According to national estimates from Nielsen, "Idol" delivered the network's highest series ratings ever in the Tuesday-at-9 hour among adults 18-49 (9.3 rating, 24 share), adults 18-34 (10.2/29) and total viewers (18.69 million).
TheDay.com reports that “Big Brother 3” houseguest Eric Ouellette has been suspended from his job as a Poquonnock Bridge firefighter for two weeks. Ouellette said he received a letter from Poquonnock Bridge Chief Todd Paige informing him of the suspension Saturday.
The NY Post reports that MTV's upcoming second season of 'Sorority Life' and its spin-off 'Fraternity Life' reality TV programs will follow adventures of pledge classes from the University of Buffalo's local Greek organizations, Sigma Chi Omega fraternity and Delta Xi Omega sorority. As with the sorority featured during the first season of 'Sorority Life,' neither group is nationally affiliated.
CBS announced today that 'Big Brother 3' won all three of its time periods in viewers, households and most key demographics from the week ending September 1, 2002. With Labor Day weekend, this is traditionally one of the lowest viewed weeks of the year.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 22, "Devil Went Down to Mobile," authored by 'AMAI' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 21, "The Virgin King," authored by 'AMAI' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Simon Cowell, the British music executive who shot to fame as "Idol's" brutally frank judge, has signed up for the second season of the reality hit, set for broadcast on Fox early next year. One insider said Cowell will net at least $1 million for "Idol 2," though network officials would not comment on that figure or whether the deal had officially closed.
Reuters reports that Kelly may have the voice, but Justin's funky hair, confident air and legion of teenage girl fans give him a slight edge to win a recording contract when the Fox television network crowns its first "American Idol" on Wednesday, a Las Vegas oddsmaker said. The hunky Justin Guarini is the 5-to-6 favorite to win the first edition of Fox's summer hit "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar," said John Avello, director of race and sports operations at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
Our episode summary for Big Brother 3, Episode 24, "Roddy ... Amy ... FIRE!" or "Rumble in the Crumble," authored by 'AMAI' and 'drawde236' has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Casting for the upcoming seasons of The Real World and Road Rules has begun. Bunim/Murray Productions had begun taking applications for 'Real World 13' and 'Road Rules 12.'