Reality TV Show Update News - February 2005
Adopting the law of the jungle as its own, Survivor: Palau's Ulong tribe prayed on its weak link during Thursday's second episode broadcast, voting out Ashlee Ashby, a 22-year-old Fitness counselor from Easley, SC who was "ready to go home."
In a task that seemed tailor-made for The Apprentice 3's street smart Networth team, project manager Tara Dowdell's insistence at accomplishing her own goals rather than those of the client cost her team the victory -- and herself a shot at becoming the next apprentice.
In the finale of Bravo's Project Runway, which took place five months after the final three designers were chosen, small-town Pennsylvania boy Jay McCarroll, 29, was chosen as the winner based on a 12-piece show by each of the remaining designers during New York's Fashion Week.
The fourth season of Fox's American Idol began in earnest this week, with Monday and Tuesday's first performance shows culminating in last night's Wednesday results show that eliminated of the four semifinalists (two male, two female) who received the least number of votes from home viewers of the competition.
The tenth edition of CBS's Survivor series got off to a busy start last evening, with Survivor: Palau's premiere episode sending two of the show's record twenty contestants home before the castaways' tribal breakdowns were determined and ending with a third contestant, the losing Ulong tribe's Jolanda Jones, being voted out of the game due to her strong personality.
After failing the previous two weeks, Michael Tarshi finally succeeded in getting himself fired from The Apprentice 3.
The fourth season of Fox's American Idol has now begun in earnest, with last night's broadcast ending the show's month-long audition phase by revealing the identities of the show's twenty-four semifinalists.
One thing has become very clear about this season's edition of NBC's The Apprentice -- being project manager is an extremely "high risk, high reward" position. Continuing a four week run in which the project manager of the team that failed to win the episode's task was eliminated from the competition, Networth's Kristen Kirchner was fired during last night's broadcast of The Apprentice 3's fourth episode.
In a finale that left dissatisfied viewers struggling to determine which disliked team they would least mind seeing win, The Amazing Race 6's model/actor-filled season ended somewhat aptly -- with Freddy Holliday and Kendra Bentley, engaged models from Miami, FL, winning the sixth edition of the race around the world... but CBS quickly attempting to wash the bad taste away via an extended promo for The Amazing Race 7, which premieres in only three weeks and promises a model-free cast.
Don't look now, but the members of The Apprentice 3's college-educated Magna corporation are dropping like flies -- but given who they're losing, it might be the best thing that could happen to them.