Reality TV News - November 2003
You'd think that by now, every remaining survivor would know better than to trust Jon any further than the despicable flyweight could throw them. Apparently not.
"The Rules of Engagement," our episode summary for Episode 1 of ABC's Trista & Ryan's Wedding, written by Bebo, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
"Jenny Jones Would be Proud," our episode summary for Episode 4 of NBC's Average Joe, written by Tiger Lily, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
"This Turkey is Done!," our episode summary for the Episode 10 finale of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by Swami, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
"Would You Like Some Filler To Go With That Tasty Filler?," our episode summary for Episode 9 of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by DebCapsFan, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
The real world met The Real World this month ... and the result isn't pretty.
"Naughty" or "nice"? We have little doubt about which list Santa will use for Paris Hilton this year.
In what might be the least surprising final selection ever, rodeo cowboy David Smith, 24, selected brunette Czech beauty Linda, 25, in the final episode of Fox's The Next Joe Millionaire on November 24. However, the events of the final show left serious doubt as to whether they would live happily ever after.
After 215,000 applications, a 16-city recruiting tour and several months of production, NBC has announced that The Apprentice, the network's new reality series that stars Donald Trump and was created by Survivor producer Mark Burnett, will make its super-sized premiere after Friends on January 8 (8:30 - 10:00 PM ET). The following week it will move into its regular timeslot, Wednesdays (8-9 PM ET), beginning January 14.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the tenth episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands is now posted, click here to read it.
For some contestants, appearing on Survivor represents their entire 15 minutes of fame. And then there's Elisabeth Filarski Hasselbeck.
At least Fox can see the obvious. The Associated Press reports that Fox's chairman of television entertainment, Sandy Grushow, now admits that Fox "got greedy" in trying to milk a second edition out of the riches-to-rags twist of Joe Millionaire.
'Boy Meets Boy's James Getzlaff and Wes Culwell ended relationship, but rumors of James dating 'Queer Eye's Jai untrueNovember 24, 2003
Yes, apparently the earlier rumors were true -- James Getzlaff, the gay bachelor from Bravo's Boy Meets Boy, and Wes Culwell, the gay single that he selected at the conclusion of the series, are no longer presuming a relationship.
CBS President Les Moonves announced today that Star Search, the revamped talent competition that performed well for network earlier this year, will return to the CBS schedule on January 17, 2004.
"Rupert, Rupert, Everywhere,'" our summary for Episode 9 of CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islands, authored by "LadyT" has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
When ABC announced that the second installment of The Bachelorette will premiere in January, the network neglected to mention an important detail about the program -- namely the identity of the bachelorette who will star in the series.
Mother of 'Survivor: Amazon' winner and 'Survivor: All Stars' contestant Jenna Morasca loses her battle with cancerNovember 23, 2003
We're sad to report that Carla Morasca, 48, of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 19, 2003. Morasca was the mother of Jenna Morasca, the 22-year-old winner of this spring's Survivor: The Amazon series who frequently mentioned her mother's battle with cancer as one of her primary motivations for competing for the program's $1,000,000 grand prize.
Is FOX once again looking to add a fourth American Idol judge? According to a recent report in The Sun newspaper, Pete Waterman, who along with Simon Cowell, Nicki Chapman, and Neil Fox function as the four-person judging panel for the UK's Pop Idol, is "in talks" with FOX to join Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson as a judge for this January's third edition of American Idol.
What would you do if you had 72 hours, $3,000, and one dream? The Discovery Channel has launched a nationwide search to find America’s most imaginative dreamers for a brand new series called No Opportunity Wasted... aka NOW.
'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose' takes a bite out of 'Survivor's ratings, draws 9.2 million viewersNovember 22, 2003
According to the Fast Affiliate Ratings, ABC's November 20 The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special fared well in the highly competitive Thursday 8PM ET/PT time slot, placing a distant third to NBC's Friends and CBS' Survivor: Pearl Islands, but managing to steal viewers from Survivor and deliver ABC's largest entertainment programming audience and highest Adult 18-49 rating in the hour since February 20, 2003.
Credit Bachelor Bob Guiney with helping NBC's Friends accomplish what it hadn't been able to do alone during the November sweeps period -- top Survivor: Pearl Islands as the time slot's most watched program.
According to the fast affiliate ratings for November 19, ABC's season finale of The Bachelor starring Bob Guiney drew an average audience of 18.5 million viewers and earned an 8.7 rating, 21 share among Adults 18-49 during its 2-hour telecast.
Not many graduating collegians can claim to have two platinum records. But then again, not many graduating collegians are Clay AIken.
Apparently Nicole Richie felt left out.
This week's Survivor lesson? If at first you don't succeed, then try, try, again.
"Fee, Fie, Faux, Fum," our episode summary for Episode 8 of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by tig_ger, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
"Germany Outwits Holland (Again)," our episode summary for Episode 7 of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by Bucky Katt, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
"WHAT’S MISSING?," our episode summary for Episode 3 of NBC's Average Joe, written by Angelfood, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
If, as some critics charge, the "Fab Five" are being overexposed, then someone forgot to tell the viewing public, because the effects aren't being felt in their program's ratings. At least not yet.
Following in the footsteps of its success with celebrity couple Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's Newlyweds, MTV has announced that is is partnering with actress/model Carmen Electra and her fiance Dave Navarro to produce their own similar series.
Shades of Alex Michel. Since Alex chose, but didn't propose to, Amanda Marsh at the end of ABC's initial The Bachelor, three straight series of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette had ended with proposals of marriage. But then came Bob Guiney.
At least Paris Hilton is now famous for doing something, even if it is "the nasty." Next, she can be known for her role in the "Sue Me, Sue You Blues."
UPN has announced that the second season of its America's Next Top Model hit "dramality" series, once again hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks, will premiere Tuesday, January 13, 2003 at 9PM ET/PT.
Hollywood Reporter reports that Viacom's VH1 network is looking to bring back the 1970s hit sitcom The Partridge Family ... as a reality show.
ABC might have only aired a reunion special of The Bachelor last week instead of an original episode of Bob Guiney's reality dating saga, but viewers didn't seem to mind, as the network's The Bachelor: The Women Tell All special drew only 1.1 million fewer viewers than the previous week's penultimate episode and still won its timeslot in the Adults 18-49 demographic.
"Shocking! And By 'Shocking' I Mean 'Absolutely Predictable,'" our official summary for Episode 8 of CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islands, authored by "I_AM_HE" has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
If you liked Queer Eye for the Straight Guy with the "Fab Five," just wait for Straight Eye for the Queer Guy with the "Scab Five."
The ratings for NBC's Monday, November 17 third episode of Average Joe are in, and there's both good news and bad news for the network. The good news is that the episode drew 700,000 more viewers than last week's second episode and its Adults 18-49 rating was up 15% over the prior week. The bad news that the numbers were still down significantly from the program's premiere.
Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett had one wish fulfilled when CBS decided to air the premiere of Survivor: All-Star after the Super Bowl. His second wish -- broadcasting the finale and reunion of Survivor: Pearl Island live from Panama on December 14 -- didn't fare as well.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the ninth episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands is now posted, click here to read it.
CBS has announced that Survivor: All Stars, one of the most anticipated entertainment events of 2004, will premiere following CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII on Sunday, February 1, 2004.
FOX has announced that its hit American Idol series will make its highly anticipated third-season debut on Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21. The series’ special two-part premiere will kick off with a two-hour episode from 8-10 PM ET/PT on Tuesday followed by a special one-hour episode on Wednesday from 8-9 PM ET/PT on FOX.
Expecting Average Joe 2 to feature a group of "average janes" competing for the heart of a handsome bachelor? Don't count on it.
ABC has announced that in addition to picking up the network's Extreme Makeover series for a full twenty-two episode season, the network has also ordered six episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, a spin-off series that brings the radical makeover concept to homes across America. A one-hour special of the series will air on ABC on Wednesday, December 3 at 10PM ET. Ty Pennington, the carpenter from TLC's Trading Spaces, will host the show.
ABC has ordered twelve additional episodes of its Extreme Makeover reality series, bringing its total order to twenty-two episodes for the 2003-04 season. The network has also asked the show's executive producers, Chuck Bangert and Lou Gorfain of New Screen Concepts, to produce two stand-alone one-hour specials that will air this season.
Clay Aiken might have lost last spring's American Idol 2 viewer voting contest to Ruben Studdard, but his devoted fans apparently made sure that Clay wouldn't fall just short a second time. Powered by the efforts of his "clay maniacs," Aiken took home the American Music Awards Fan's Choice award on Sunday night, beating out 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, and Beyonce among others. The award is the only AMA award where the winner is determined by online fan voting.
ABC has announced that the second installment of The Bachelorette, the romance reality series which turns the tables on the traditional dating rituals by giving one woman the chance to meet twenty-five handsome, successful men, will premiere on Wednesday, January 14 at 9PM ET.
Well it took awhile, but ABC has finally announced a premiere date for Celebrity Mole Yucatan, the fourth installment of its The Mole reality series. Greenlighted in March 2003, filmed in Spring 2003 in Mexico, and first announced in June 2003, the series will premiere on Wednesday, January 14 at 10PM ET following the premiere of the second installment of network's The Bachelorette series.
Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, the star of NBC's The Restaurant, will apparently be returning for the sequel to the hit summer reality series after all. In a recent wide-ranging interview with Australian's The Melbourne Age newspaper, Mark Burnett, executive producer of the series, announced DiSpirito's return, which was previously considered questionable. "You're hearing it from me now," Burnett told The Age, "Rocco is returning. I haven't actually [previously] told any journalist that."
Looks like Jaered told the truth.
RCA should have listened to us in the first place. When you have an artist who only gets respect at the cash register, make use of it.
Fox, which is increasingly starting to look like it's playing "spin the bottle" to determine its programming schedule and struggling to plug several underperforming holes in its Fall schedule, has announced yet another scheduling change for the premiere of its highly anticipated Green Acres-style The Simple Life reality series.
'Survivor: Pearl Islands' attracts its largest audience yet, tops 'Friends' for third consecutive weekNovember 14, 2003
According to the final national Nielsen ratings for Thursday, November 13, Survivor: Pearl Islands topped NBC's Friends for the third consecutive week in total viewers and drew the program's largest audience yet.
In a showdown between two of the final four from CTV's Canadian Idol, champ Ryan Malcolm once again defeated Quebecois songbird Audrey de Montigny ... or rather, his ViK. single defeated her ViK. single. In the Nielsen SoundScan Canadian Single Sales chart for the week ending November 9, Ryan's "Something More" remained #1 for the sixth straight week, while Audrey's French-language "Meme les Anges" was forced to settle for second place in its debut.
Mediaweek.com reports that the new approach toward the reality sequel The Next Joe Millionaire adopted by Fox -- airing episodes back-to-back on Monday nights -- didn't change the show's continuing record of Nielsen ratings failures.
Well, the future might be starting to not look so bright for "everyone's favorite Survivor," but at minimum Rupert managed to last another three days.
The Smoking Gun reports that Rick Solomon, actress Shannen Doherty's on-again, off-again husband, filed the defamation lawsuit threatened by his lawyer, Hollywood "pit bull" Martin Singer, in California Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The suit requests $10 million in damages, but the main surprise in the lawsuit is that Solomon's last name is really Salomon.
Larry Johnson, a comedy writer currently working for Disney TV, has posted "Axing Andrew ," the 8th installment of this season's 'Gay Survivor Journal,' his weekly commentary about CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islands from a gay point of view.
Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller has finally achieved his dream: a one-night face-off among winners of Pop Idol versions from around the world, to be called World Idol.
"It's a long one...," our official summary of Episode 2 of NBC's Average Joe, written by MTW1961, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Paris Hilton sex tape story turns more bizarre as "pit bull" lawyer dives in and porn site drops video sales plansNovember 13, 2003
We thought the story of the Paris Hilton sex tape couldn't get any stranger. We were wrong.
Are you a carpenter looking for a new gig? Interested in travelling around the country? Are you comfortable appearing on television? Interested in hanging out with Paige Davis and the rest of the Trading Spaces crew? If so, TLC might have the perfect job for you -- they're conducting a nationwide search for a new carpenter to join the crew of their hit home remodeling series.
"Four Dates and A Funeral," our official summary of the sixth episode of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by Angelfood, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
"Springfest," our official summary of the fifth episode of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by buckeyegirl, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the eighth episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands is now posted, click here to read it.
The second episode of NBC's Average Joe drew decent ratings for the evening of Monday, November 10, ranking third in its highly competitive time period (airing versus CBS' CSI: Miami and ABC's Monday Night Football), however in a potentially ominous development, the broadcast drew significantly fewer viewers than last week's premiere episode.
Billboard reports that, in a week dominated by new releases, the debut CD from American Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken has dropped to eighth place on the Nielsen SoundScan U.S. Album Sales charts (which also serve as the Billboard 200) in its fourth week of release. The CD, Measure of a Man, sold 113,000 copies for the week ended November 9 -- a 19% drop from its sales during the previous week.
He may not have appeared as a special guest on Survivor: The Australian Outback, as was rumored at the time, but Steve Irwin, better known as the star of The Crocodile Hunter on the Discovery Channel, will finally get his chance on reality TV, albeit three years later.
NBC has announced some open casting calls for the previously announced second edition of Who Wants to Marry My Dad? -- last summer's hit relationship series. The producers are looking for attractive, single Dads with great personalities who have at least two children who are at least 18 years old - as well as attractive, personable and single women who want to get married.
Does a double-standard apply when it comes to humiliating men versus women on a reality dating show? Or were the producers of NBC's Average Joe just more kind-hearted than those of other "twisted" dating shows such as FOX's Joe Millionaire? In an interview with Zap2It.com, Average Joe's producers explained that after witnessing the "depth of feeling" that existed among the show's average joes, they felt compelled to change the tone of the show -- including the manner in which series host Kathy Griffin interacted with the cast.
After Lisa Shannon and Hank Stepleton chose NOT to get married in the finale of CBS's Cupid, thereby passing up a chance at winning $1 million, many viewers probably assumed that their days as a couple were numbered. Not true.
Despite the strong performance of reality TV shows during the 2002-03 season, the sic U.S. television networks resolved to cut reality shows from their 2003-04 schedule when they sold commercial time for the season. So how well are those promises holding up?
Reuters reports that the sensational ratings received by an Australian condominium fix-up show, The Block, has led to the format being purchased in both the U.S. (by Fox) and the U.K. (by ITV).
The NY Daily News reports that Matt Kennedy Gould, the duped contestant on SpikeTV's The Joe Schmo Show, has signed a development deal with the network. However, under the deal as reported, Matt only has two prospects "under development."
Additional details have begun to emerge regarding the mysterious "anonymous donor" who has been contacting numerous media outlets and providing them with short clips of a "Pamela and Tommy Lee"-style sex tape involving Paris Hilton, the star of FOX's upcoming The Simple Life series, and Rick Solomon, the husband of actress Shannen Doherty. Foremost among them is the apparent identity of the "donor" -- and his announcement that he plans to (surprise, surprise) offer the tape for viewing via a new Internet pornography website that he plans to launch shortly.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that aging rock star Rod Stewart, who has the #2 album in the U.S. right now, has been signed by MTV for a reality series. The show, tentatively titled Rod: Live and Uncensored, will focus on Rod's personal and home life, similar to MTV's The Osbournes.
CTV's Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm's debut single, "Something More," once again was #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Canadian Singles Sales chart for the week ended November 2. The ViK. single has now held on to the top slot for five striaght weeks.
"Kiss and Make Up, but Hug with a Knife in your Hand," our official summary for Part 2 of Episode 7 of CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islands, authored by "Ra_8secs" and "Sunny_Bunny" has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Even before Fox confirmed his identity, we knew that David Smith, the star of The Next Joe Millionaire, earned very little as a professional rodeo rider. His total prize winnings in 2002 were just $11,000. Perfect choice for "Joe Millionaire," an impoverished man who pretends to have inherited family wealth, right?
Bob Guiney, star of ABC's The Bachelor 4, isn't going to need to get singing lessons after all, no matter what TV Guide may think.
Susan Lyne, president, ABC Entertainment announced yesterday that Jessica Simpson, already the star of MTV's Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica unscripted television series, has entered into an additional development deal with ABC to star in a scripted comedy series. Ted Harbert and Joe Simpson (Jessica's domineering father and manager) are attached to the project as executive producers.
Score one for the Web sleuths, we think. The Survivor spoiling/news sites Survivor News and Survivor Fever have both identified the 18 probable contestants in CBS's All-Star Survivor, which is currently filming in Panama. In addition, Survivor News claims to have the tribal breakdowns being used on the show.
"Amazing Overnight Fantasy Fun," our official summary of Episode 7 of ABC's The Bachelor 4, written by AMAI, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Syndicated Productions, Inc., the producers of ABC's hit The Bachelor series, has announced the following additional open casting calls dates and locations.
NBC is now casting for a special Kid's Fear Factor edition of the series and is looking for two person parent/child teams to compete together against other parent/child teams in the hopes of taking home the $50,000 grand prize.
"Dying to Meet You," our official summary of Episode 6 of ABC's The Bachelor 4, written by AyaK, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
If the Morgan tribe proved to be one thing during their eighteen days of existence, it was that they were a tribe completely willing to have their future determined by outside forces.
'Survivor: Pearl Islands' (once again) draws best ratings since premiere, tops 'Friends' in total viewersNovember 7, 2003
According to preliminary Nielsen affiliate based ratings for Thursday, November 6, Survivor: Pearl Islands topped NBC's Friends for the second consecutive week in total viewers and scored the programs's best ratings performance since its September premiere.
Despite placing second to CBS' surprisingly strong 37th Annual Country Music Association Awards telecast, ABC's November 5 episode of The Bachelor was the top rated series in its hour, beating NBC's The West Wing by 6% in total viewers (13.3 million vs. 12.5 million) and by a wider margin of 58% among Adults 18-49 (6.0/15 vs. 3.8/9) according to Nielsen's Fast Affiliate Ratings.
"Linda and the Beasts," our official summary of the fourth episode of FOX's The Next Joe Millionaire, written by Bebo, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Paris Hilton, one of the "celebutante" stars of FOX's upcoming The Simple Life series, is no stranger to controversy and gossip headlines, but apparently her latest escapades are making even her blush. According to a New York Post report, Hilton, who's previous exploits have included a Hollywood catfight with actress Shannen Doherty and a widely-circulated paparazzi photo of her exiting a car sans panties, is now at the center of a "Pamela and Tommy Lee"-style sex tape controversy involving Hilton and Rick Solomon, Doherty's husband.
E! Online reports that Clay Aiken's CD Measure of a Man has fallen to third place on the Nielsen SoundScan U.S. Album Sales chart for the week ended November 2 after two weeks in the top slot. However, the gap between Clay and the top two CDs, which also were released by labels in the BMG Music Group, is only 741 copies.
The Associated Press reports that Will Mega, 31, who was known as Will Collins when he became the first person voted out of the house during the first U.S. season of CBS's Big Brother in 2000, yesterday lost his bid to become the youngest member of the Philadelphia City Council.
Former 'Real World: San Francisco' castmember Rachel Campos a finalist for 'The View' co-hosting positionNovember 5, 2003
The View creator/executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters has announced that former Real World: San Francisco participant Rachel Campos is one of the final three contenders vying for the co-hosting position vacated by former co-host Lisa Ling last December.
Larry Johnson, a comedy writer currently working for Disney TV, has posted "Shawn’s Ship Sinks (and Osten Opts Out)," the 7th installment of this season's 'Gay Survivor Journal,' his weekly commentary about CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islands from a gay point of view.
Taking a page from CBS's standard practice of repeating the premiere episode of its Survivor series, NBC has announced that it will air an encore broadcast of the first episode of its hit Average Joe series on Saturday, November 8 at 9 PM ET.
"Mrs. CinderFella," our official summary of Episode 1 of NBC's Average Joe, written by Guppin1234, has now been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
How far can producers trick reality TV show contestants before they start suing, contracts or no contracts? A new British reality show has found out.
Only a couple of days after announcing that it was cancelling The Next Joe Millionaire's Tuesday night broadcasts and just planning on broadcasting the remaining episodes of the ten-episode series in its Mondays at 8PM ET timeslot, FOX has done an about face and is once again planning on airing two episodes of the program a week. Only now, both episodes will be on Monday evenings.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for part two of the seventh episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands is now posted, click here to read it.
Former 'Survivor: Australia' contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck a finalist for 'The View' co-hosting positionNovember 4, 2003
The View creator/executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters has announced that former Survivor: The Australian Outback Final 4 finalist Elisabeth Hasselbeck is one of the final three contenders vying for the co-hosting position vacated by former co-host Lisa Ling last December.
"Dragging It Out," our official summary of the Episode 8 series finale of Spike TV's The Joe Schmo Show, written by dekko, has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Ralphie May, the runner-up of NBC's summer Last Comic Standing reality series who is currently performing in Las Vegas with fellow contestant Rob Cantrell, has upcoming big events happening in both his professional and personal lives. The big career news: his own upcoming Dreamworks double-disc DVD of his stand-up comedy, the industry's first stand-up two-disk DVD. The personal news: the 500-pound comedian's decision to undergo a gastric bypass procedure later this month. But apparently neither one seems enough to end his public complaining over Phan's win.
'Average Joe' draws best Adults 18-49 new reality series premiere ratings since FOX's original 'Joe Millionaire'November 4, 2003
NBC’s new reality series Average Joe got off to a above-average start last night, improving by 45 percent on the network’s Adults 18-49 average in the time period so far this season. It’s NBC’s highest in-season rating with regular programming in that hour since May 2002 and the highest Adults 18-49 result for a new reality-show series premiere on any network since January 2003.
Some people never learn. Meet Donell Langham from MTV's Road Rules: South Pacific.
"Outwit, Outplay, Outcast," our official summary for Part 1 of Episode 7 of CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islands, authored by "Jims02" has been posted. Check it out by clicking here.
Did Melana Scantlin, the bachelorette at the center of NBC's new Average Joe series that features sixteen guys with great hearts, but admittedly average looks competing for the heart of a beautiful woman, really take the twist as well as NBC would have the public believe? Apparently not.
The Boston Herald reports that Survivor: Pearl Island castaway Osten Taylor from Somerville, Massachusetts, who earned himself a place in Survivor infamy by becoming the first castaway to ever quit the game, hasn't lost any of his self-assurance in the face of heavy criticism.
Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm retained his position atop the Nielsen SoundScan Canadian Singles Sales charts for the week ended October 26 ... and once again, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson remained close behind.
Rocco might have been so popular during his run on The Restaurant that NBC is still debating whether or not to bring him back for a follow-up sequel, but apparently his personality didn't translate very well down under, as the "nasty" chef's program was pulled from the Australian airwaves after only one episode due to unfavorable viewer reaction.
During his press conference regarding the "ghost tribe" twist on Survivor: Pearl Islands, executive producer Mark Burnett also answered numerous questions about the upcoming Survivor All-Star edition ... or, usually, didn't answer them.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the contract for the second season of Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has been completed and is just awaiting signing by both NBC (Bravo's parent), Scout LLC (Queer Eye's producer) and the show's stars.
Give Fox credit; they moved quickly to cut their losses. Beginning tonight, November 3, Fox's The Next Joe Millionaire will air exclusively on Monday nights, ending its disappointing Tuesday run after only one week.
ABC's The Bachelor won its 9PM timeslot for Wednesday, October 29th according to Nielsen's Fast National ratings. The sixth episode of The Bachelor was the top draw in its time slot, drawing 14.1 million total viewers, a 9.0/14 rating/share, and a 6.4/16 in the important Adults 18-49 demographic..
Wondering how this week's unusual Episode 7 two-parter will effect the rest of the Survivor: Pearl Islands broadcast schedule? Wonder no more. During a post-Episode 7 press conference, Survivor producer Mark Burnett announced that due to the addition of the two-part Episode 7 episode, not only will this Survivor season not feature the traditional mid-series "recap" episode, but that additional new season finale changes are in store.