Reality TV News - December 2000
The local newspaper in Tina's hometown, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, appears to confirm her as a Survivor II candidate. Tina has remained a bit of a mystery to online sleuths, though it's known she just turned 40 years old just days ago and seems to be a runner, having competed in numerous races along with her husband. The newspaper also notes her neighbor as revealing she's also a former local tennis champion (it would seem Tina is quite the athlete). ...all this despite her suffering from arthritis. The neighbor also claims Tina is "really sweet" (hummm, it doesn't look like Tina and Liz will exactly filling the Sue and Richard roles).
There's not one particular source for this -- a number of different media reports have been noting this in passing while reporting on other aspects of the show -- but CBS has announced that it will reveal the names and profiles of all sixteen contestants for Survivor II on January 4, 2000."
Saturday's Providence Journal has a story interviewing friends, family, etc. of Elisabeth Filarski, the 23 year old Rhode Islander and Boston College graduate who is said to be a Survivor II Contestant.
Debb Eaton of Milan, NH, a corrections officer at the state prison in Berlin, NH, confirmed this week that she is one of the 16 contestants who will compete against each other in the Australian Outback.
Eaton, 45, who was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Wisconsin, moved to New Hampshire in 1973 and lived in the Derry area. She and her fiance, Robert, whose last name also is Eaton, have lived in Milan for about three months. Robert is also a corrections officer at the prison. Her first husband was a state trooper who died three years ago. She has one son, who is a Marine sergeant.
A local acquaintance described Eaton to the Berlin Daily Sun as "a real determined girl" who is bright, positive, physically fit and has an outgoing personality.
Source: Foster's Online"
ABC has released information about the 10 contestants on the upcoming reality-based game show "The Mole." The contestants are evenly split among 5 men and 5 women and range in age from their 20s to their 60s. For more information and brief bio's on each contestant see our Contestants section.
Peter Lance, author of the book "The Sting Ray: Lethal Tactics of the Sole Survivor" (for more information go to Stingray.net) and Tim Gilman, creator and webmaster of Survivornews.net, have
CBS has announced "Survivor: The Australian Outback" will air Thursdays from 8-9 p.m. beginning Feb. 1, following its premiere after Super Bowl XXXV on Jan. 28. CBS hopes this slot will help them take a bite out of NBC's powerhouse "Must See" Thursday night television lineup that is anchored by 'Friends' and 'ER'. The show will occupy its former Wednesday night timeslot for two episodes on March 14 and March 21 because of CBS' coverage of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament on March 15 and 22.
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