Reality TV News - May 2008
Ryan Hoag will most likely be remembered by viewers for being The Bachelorette's fourth-season virgin, however that's something that DeAnna Pappas didn't know while he was still in the competition for her heart.
VH1 has announced Luke's Parental Advisory, a new reality series that will follow former 2 Live Crew member Luther "Luke" Campbell as he lives a double life, will premiere Monday, August 4 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
VH1 has announced I Want to Work for Diddy, a new The Apprentice-like reality series with Sean "Diddy" Combs playing the Donald Trump role, will premiere Monday, August 4 at 9PM ET/PT.
Executive producer Matt Kunitz feels NBC's new Celebrity Circus reality series will be able to strike a chord with viewers of all ages and differentiate itself from other reality competition shows starring celebrities.
MTV has announced it's ordered four new reality series and has also begun development on three others.
MTV has announced it's ordered a new The Apprentice-like reality competition series starring 50 Cent.
Clay Aiken will reportedly be a father before the summer is over.
VH1 has announced New York Goes to Hollywood, a spin-off of the network's I Love New York reality dating series that will follow Tiffany Pollard as she heads to Tinsel Town to become an actress, will premiere Monday, August 4 at 10PM ET/PT.
Sci Fi Channel has announced Scare Tactics' third season will premiere Wednesday, July 9 at 10PM ET/PT with two back-to-back half-hour episodes of the hidden-camera reality series that petrifies the pants off of unsuspecting victims.
VH1 has announced Brooke Knows Best, a spin-off of the network's Hogan Knows Best reality series that will follow the family's daughter as she embarks into the world on her own, will premiere Sunday, July 13 at 10PM ET/PT.
ABC is planning on giving viewers a glimpse of what it's like to patrol America's borders.
Former Pimp My Ride host Xzibit's two-week old son Xavier Kingston Joiner died early Monday morning.
If you're looking for insight on The Mole's identity for the show's upcoming revival, new host Jon Kelley is a good place to start.
American Idol seventh-season champ David Cook's first single -- "The Time of My Life" -- made its debut at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 and at No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs single sales charts after moving 236,000 downloads in its first week of release.
Sci Fi Channel has announced seven additional Ghost Hunters International first-season episodes will premiere beginning Wednesday, July 9 at 9PM ET/PT.
ABC has revealed the identities of the 10 Americans who will be competing in I Survived a Japanese Game Show, a new reality series that will follow the contestants as they travel to Japan to compete in various challenges for the chance to claim a $250,000.
American Idol seventh-season champ David Cook has signed a recording contract with 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is set to start working on his debut album, which is currently scheduled to drop this fall.
Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. announced it has given JWM Productions access to film a new Discovery Channel reality series that will explore underwater shipwrecks and the artifacts contained within.
Ice Road Truckers' upcoming second season was apparently forced from filming on the same slippery road as its first season and instead had to find a new location.
Despite having the daunting task of preparing for last week's American Idol seventh-season finale, eventual winner David Cook still took the time to visit a friend in need of support.
Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag and the rest of The Hills crew have become household names thanks to the MTV reality series, however the fame they've achieved won't be featured on the show when its fourth season debuts this summer.
Jon Kelley thinks that The Mole's revival has everything fans of the ABC reality series loved about its first two non-celebrity installments, with some new interactive elements that will make it easier for them to play along at home.
Louross Edralin couldn't properly cook a steak and paid the price for it.
Julianne Hough's self-titled debut album has dropped at No. 3 on Billboard's The Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Top Country album sales charts after moving 67,000 copies in its first week of release.
Flavor Flav has finally found love, but it wasn't with any of the numerous Flavor of Love bachelorettes he's met over the years.
There were first dates, first kisses and intentions questioned during last night's The Bachelorette fourth-season episode -- and when it was over, DeAnna Pappas sent three more bachelors packing in her journey to find true love via the ABC reality dating series.
Now that the cat is officially out of the bag on Josiah Leming's recording and publishing contract with Warner Bros. Records, the American Idol seventh-season hopeful is ready to move forward with his musical career.
Paula Abdul's interest in participating in ABC's Dancing with the Stars may have hit a snafu, as American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe apparently isn't a fan of the idea.
Terrence "Hulk Hogan" Boella and his son Nick apparently think John Graziano got what was coming to him after last August's car crash that has left the former U.S. Marine in need of lifelong care.
CMT announced it has reached an agreement with NBC to re-broadcast Nashville Star sixth-season episodes.
Carrie Underwood's love life has taken a backseat to her country music career, and the American Idol fourth-season champ said she wouldn't want it any other way.
Given the questionable success of his upcoming music career, Sanjaya Malakar is already stressing the importance of saving for retirement.
Trista and Ryan Sutter are apparently planning a return to reality television.
Cristian de la Fuente waltzed away from Dancing with the Stars with a torn muscle in his bicep and no mirror ball trophy.
Matt Grant feels that all the fuss over his fiancee Shayne Lamas posing for Girls Gone Wild magazine is much ado about nothing.
NBC has announced America's Toughest Jobs, a new reality competition series that will follow contestants who are thrust into employment at some of the country's most demanding workplaces, will premiere on Friday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT.
David Cook never thought he'd make it past his impromptu American Idol audition last summer, never mind defeat David Archuleta to take home the seventh-season title.
While Simon Cowell thought David Archuleta scored a "knockout" over David Cook after American Idol's final seventh-season performance episode on Tuesday night, Archuleta still felt Cook was more worthy of the title.
MTV has announced Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew's second season will premiere Thursday, June 19 at 10PM ET/PT.
Nashville Star and American Idol are both reality competition series, but the comparisons apparently end there.
David Cook was fully expecting David Archuleta to be crowned American Idol's seventh-season winner.
CariDee English apparently could have used a cup of water.
Tila Tequila more guarded about her second 'Shot at Love' attempt
'American Idol' ends on ratings upswing, finale draws nearly 32 million
Chandler Fulton initially thought he'd receive a rose from DeAnna Pappas until he noticed The Bachelorette fourth-season star was running out of boutonnieres to give to her suitors.
Simon Cowell continued to be in an apologetic mood the morning after American Idol's live seventh-season finale -- further explaining his desire to repent for why he felt his Tuesday night criticism of David Cook was "verging on disrespectful."
David Cook's 'American Idol' win: 'Cougars 4 Cook' sign was first clue
American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe knew David Cook would defeat David Archuleta as the home viewer votes were rolling in immediately following Tuesday night's live performance episode.
Ruby Gettinger will reportedly allow viewers to follow her life-or-death battle with obesity.
Oxygen has announced Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, the third season of its Tori & Dean: Inn Love reality series starring Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott, will premiere on Tuesday, June 17 at 10PM ET/PT.
David Cook's 'American Idol' victory may just be a matter of appeal
Boris Krutonog claims he's getting the cold shoulder when it comes to being compensated for his involvement with Dog the Bounty Hunter.
New 'American Idol' winner David Cook is "going to Disney World!"
Last Comic Standing is seen as a legitimate competition amongst comedians, according to host Bill Bellamy, who said the NBC reality show's upcoming sixth-season will only add to its credibility.
'Idol' champ David Cook: I'm appreciative of Simon Cowell's apology
Frenzied Utah stadium deflates with one 'American Idol' word: 'Cook'
Report: 'Dancing with the Stars' Jason Taylor, Dolphins severing ties
David Cook took David Archuleta's Tuesday night "knockout" punch and came out a champ.
How have they fared: A look at 'American Idol's prior season winners
Aging musical star power lights up Fox's 'American Idol' finale
Kristi Yamaguchi couldn't compare her recently acquired Dancing with the Stars sixth-season mirror ball trophy to her gold medal as an Olympic figure skater, but she said it still holds a special place in her heart.
VH1 has announced it's ordered Rock of Love Girls: Charm School, a sequel to its Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique series. However rather than featuring some of Flavor Flav's former sutors and being hosted by Mo'Nique, the new season will be hosted by Sharon Osbourne and feature 14 bachelorettes from the network's Rock of Love with Bret Michaels reality dating show.
Denise Richards feels she's been unfairly singled out for wanting her two young daughters to appear onscreen for her new E! reality series Denise Richards: It's Complicated.
Despite a slew of dance-themed reality shows on the airwaves, Cat Deeley thinks Fox's So You Think You Can Dance is still the standard.
Simon Cowell predicted David Cook would take home the American Idol seventh-season title, but it was David Archuleta who apparently scored the knockout during last night's final live performance episode.
Rosann Fama was seen as a liability by both her teammates and Gordon Ramsay.
Kristi Yamaguchi proved Maksim Chmerkovskiy wrong -- a woman can win Dancing with the Stars.
Luke Menard fought as an American Idol seventh-season semifinalist, but now he's facing a much more serious battle.
CBS has announced canine critics Wendy Diamond, Allan Reznik and Victoria Stilwell will serve as the judges for Greatest American Dog, an America's Next Top Model-like competition series for pageant pooches and their owners which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
Simon Cowell deems 'American Idol' finale David Archuleta 'knockout'
Better late than never, Simon Cowell has finally delivered his favorite to win American Idol's seventh season.
The 25 men attempting to woo DeAnna Pappas got their first chance during The Bachelorette's fourth-season premiere -- and when it was over, the 26-year-old Neunan, GA real estate agent sent 10 packing in her journey to find true love via the ABC reality dating series.
Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas cemented their standing as the couple to beat during last night's final Dancing with the Stars sixth-season performance episode on ABC.
When E!'s new Living Lohan reality series premieres later this month, it will apparently be without the family's most famous member.
Fox announced it has ordered Hole in the Wall, a game show from American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America that will see contestants contorting their bodies in an attempt to fit through a massive moving wall.
Josiah Leming may not have been American Idol material, but the rejected seventh-season hopeful has still found a home for his burgeoning music career.
Emeril Lagasse moving from Food Network to Fine Living Network
Can another woman finally win ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' crown?
CBS has announced open casting calls and begun accepting applications for Survivor's eighteenth season, which will air as part of the network's Spring 2009 primetime programming lineup.
While Jack Mackenroth may have been forced to exit Project Runway's fourth season due to a potentially fatal staph infection, the 39-year-old Harlem-based designer who is HIV-positive said he has no plans on taking up Bravo's offer to audition for the show's fifth installment.
As American Idol reaches its seventh-season crescendo this week, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said there are several surprises in store.
With numerous acting awards already resting on her mantle, Jennifer Hudson is finally ready to release an album.
Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman thinks Kristi Yamaguchi, Jason Taylor and Cristian de la Fuente are all deserving of the mirror ball trophy as the ABC reality series begins its sixth-season finale tonight.
Whitney Thompson had made it farther than any other full-figured America's Next Top Model contestant, but still fully expected to come up short and instead see Anya Kop take home the tenth-season title.
'Dancing with the Stars' success plays three different ways to finalists
The song remained the same for Carrie Underwood during last night's live broadcast of the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS.
ABC has revealed the identities of the final four players competing on The Mole's fifth season, which will premiere Monday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT.
Julianne Hough knows a thing or two about how to win the mirror ball trophy, and she thinks Kristi Yamaguchi has put together a recipe for success when it comes to Dancing with the Stars' sixth-season title.
Critics: Good singers made for a dull season on 'American Idol'
Unlike Fatima Siad, Anya Kop feels Whitney Thompson winning America's Next Top Model's tenth-season was the correct choice.
VH1 has announced it's acquired ABC's The Bachelor franchise via a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The agreement includes all The Bachelor and The Bachelorette installments through at least 2008.
Fatima Siad thinks the wrong woman won America's Next Top Model's tenth season.
Syesha Mercado was a late-blooming American Idol seventh-season finalist, but once she hit her stride, she rode it all the way to the Top 3.
'American Idol' summer concert tour tickets to go on sale Saturday
Fox has announced Kitchen Nightmares' second season will air Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT as part of the network's Fall 2008 primetime programming lineup.
Ex-'Idol' champ Taylor Hicks joining the cast of Broadway's 'Grease'
TLC has announced Master of Dance, a new reality competition series hosted by former Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant Joey Lawrence that will challenge the dance-floor versatility of its contestants, will premiere Sunday, June 8 at 9PM ET/PT.
Hugh Hefner may be completely smitten with Holly Madison, however he apparently has no plans to tie the knot with his No. 1 girlfriend.
Whitney Thompson is the first girl with curves to win America's Next Top Model.
It may have taken her longer than everybody else, but even Syesha Mercado eventually came to the realization that American Idol's seventh-season finale would be a battle between David Archuleta and David Cook.
ABC has announced that The Bachelor's next installment will not air as part of the network's Fall 2008 primetime programming schedule and will instead air as midseason programming.
Fox has announced its ordered Secret Millionaire, the working title of a new reality series that will follow wealthy Americans as they leave their lavish lifestyles to learn what it's like to try and survive in some of the country's most impoverished neighborhoods.
Chelsea Wanstrath fully expected a marriage proposal from Matt Grant.
Unfortunately for her that didn't happen, as The Bachelor: London Calling star instead presented his final rose and a marriage proposal to Shayne Lamas -- and she accepted both during Monday night's finale broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' twelfth season.
The David Archuleta vs. David Cook finale predictions have come to fruition, as Syesha Mercado became the tenth finalist eliminated from American Idol's seventh season during last night's live results show on Fox.
CBS has announced The Amazing Race's thirteenth season will air Sundays at 8PM ET/PT as part of the network's Fall 2008 primetime programming lineup.
The CW has announced Stylista, a new reality competition series for aspiring fashion magazine editors, will air Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT as part of the network's Fall 2008 primetime programming lineup.
Fox has announced So You Think You Can Dance's early fourth-season broadcast schedule, from the open auditions to when the Top 20 finalists will be revealed.
ABC was interested in renewing Oprah's Big Give for a second season, but Oprah Winfrey apparently put the kibosh on the idea.
Filming for The Bachelorette's fourth season recently wrapped, and while ABC isn't allowing DeAnna Pappas to say if she got engaged to one of her 25 suitors -- or even if she found love -- the 26-year-old Neunan, GA real estate agent hinted that it has a happy ending.
Team Bruno assumed there would be good things to come after winning ABC's Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann reality series, however the grand prize of a Hollywood Records recording contract apparently had a few catches.
American Idol's Top 3 seventh-season finalists took the stage during last night's live performance episode, as each performed three songs and had three phone numbers for viewers to call and vote to determine which two would compete in next week's finale.
Ben Caylor stood up to Gordon Ramsay and paid the price.
Tony Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and her professional partner Tony Dovolani were revealed to be the ninth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' sixth season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed recent reports that David Archuleta's father Jeff has been barred from providing his son with any more musical input as David continues his quest to claim Idol's seventh-season title.
Any jaded The Bachelor viewers doubting Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas' engagement will end with an actual wedding better think again, according to Lamas.
History, the cable network formerly known as The History Channel, has announced that it will premiere Ice Road Truckers' second season on Sunday, June 8 at 9PM ET/PT.
Parvati Shallow readily admitted to outwitting, outplaying and outlasting her fellow castaways, and they awarded her for it.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy has spent a season away from Dancing with the Stars, and it was apparently one too many for the popular professional as he confirmed plans to return for the show's seventh edition this fall.
Natalie Bolton was the last fan standing.
The Bachelor: London Calling star Matt Grant presented his final rose and a marriage proposal to Shayne Lamas -- and she accepted both during last night's finale broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' twelfth installment.
CBS has confirmed that this fall's Survivor edition will take place in Gabon, an equatorial country located in west-central Africa. Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden will be the official title of the seventeenth edition of the long-running reality series.
NBC announced it has ordered Momma's Boys, a new reality series produced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest that will follow a group of mothers who have to help their sons find the perfect bride.
Amanda Kimmel admits she's not very good at choosing castaways to take with her to Survivor's final Tribal Council.
Cirie Fields felt she was a much more active as a Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites castaway than she was on Survivor: Panama, and she planned to use that as her argument for why she deserved the $1 million during the final Tribal Council.
Parvati Shallow was more than just the flirt this time around.
'American Idol's Top 3 finalists return to hometowns, bask in adoration
ABC has announced the winner of its new High School Musical-themed reality competition series will appear in the music video shown in the end credits of Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year feature film scheduled to open in theaters this fall.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fourteenth and final episode of Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites is now available.
Former 'American Idol' winner Carrie Underwood joins Grand Ole Opry
ABC has revealed the identities of four more players who will compete on The Mole's fifth season, which will premiere Monday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT.
Erik Reichenbach stands accused of being the "dumbest Survivor ever," and he can't argue.
The 22-year-old student from Hell, MI gave his Individual Immunity to another castaway in an attempt at redemption and was promptly blindsided, becoming the sixteenth castaway eliminated from Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites during last night's penultimate episode of the CBS reality series' sixteenth season.
David Archuleta's meddling dad loses 'American Idol' backstage pass
Jeff Probst talks about surviving sixteen seasons of 'Survivor'
Nick Hogan sentenced to eight months in jail for reckless driving crash
Bravo announced it has tapped fashion expert and personal stylist Gretta Monahan to replace Veronica Webb as Tim Gunn's Guide to Style's host for the reality show's second season.
Jason Castro's American Idol journey lasted longer than he thought it would.
Dumbest Survivor ever.
Despite being ousted from America's Next Top Model, Dominique Reighard still isn't short on the self-confidence that made her so memorable.
The charges against the producer of a proposed reality TV show accused of holding several women against their will have been dropped, officials in Florida said.
Temperatures aren't the only thing rising this summer, as the new season also means the dawn of several new reality series and the return of some old favorites that have been on vacation.
If Jason Castro looked relieved when he was ousted from American Idol's seventh season during last night's results show, that's because he was.
Joshuah Welch went eight weeks without finding himself on the chopping block before he became the fifth individual houseguest evicted from Big Brother's ninth season.
Jason Castro expressed a desire to go home and voters obliged to send him there, as he was revealed to be the ninth finalist eliminated from American Idol's seventh season during last night's live results show on Fox.
Andy Baldwin's self-described "blooming romance" with Marla Maples has apparently withered into a friendship.
Dominique Reighard had been improving until her most recent photo shoot made her look like a transvestite.
Bravo has announced Flipping Out's second season, which will continue to follow obsessive-compulsive house-flipper Jeff Lewis and his staff as they purchase homes and quickly renovate them before flipping them for a profit, will premiere Tuesday, June 17 at 10PM ET/PT.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the thirteenth episode of Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites is now available.
ABC has revealed the identities of the 25 men who will compete for the affection of DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelorette's fourth season as well as some of the new twists and format changes the reality dating competition will feature.
Karina Smirnoff tried to prepare Mario for their elimination during last night's live Dancing with Stars sixth-season results show, but it apparently still took the R&B singer by surprise when it actually happened.
American Idol's Top 4 seventh-season finalists took the stage during last night's live performance episode, with each singing two songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas turned their ballroom chemistry into a romantic relationship, however it was apparently unable to withstand the Cheetah Girl's time-consuming schedule.
R&B singer Mario and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff were revealed to be the eighth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' sixth season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Shayna Raichilson-Zadok was deemed to slow in the kitchen, so Gordon Ramsay was quick to give her the boot.
Matt Grant was nervous he'd make mistakes as The Bachelor: London Calling's star -- and while he admits he might have made several slip-ups along the way, he added the end result was spot on.
Hopefully the stars of The Hills didn't have any plans of sneaking away for the summer sans a camera crew.
CMT announced it has renewed Gone Country for a second season and also revealed the identities of the seven celebrities who will move to Nashville compete for the chance to record and release a country song.
Cristian de la Fuente one-arms his way to 'Dancing with the Stars' top
Project Runway is apparently moving to Lifetime without its long-running production company.
Clay Aiken: 'I'm not cool... I'm not trying to be Justin Timberlake'
ABC has revealed the identities of four out of 12 players competing on The Mole's fifth season, which the network also announced will now premiere a week later than originally planned.
VH1 has announced I Love Money, a new reality competition series that will pit former Rock of Love, I Love New York and Flavor of Love contestants against one another for the chance to win $250,000, will premiere Sunday, July 13 at 9PM ET/PT.
CBS has announced zoologist Jarod Miller will serve as the host for Greatest American Dog, an America's Next Top Model-like competition series for pageant pooches and their owners which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
MTV has announced Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, a new Grease: You're the One that I Want-like reality series that will aim to find an actress to take over the lead in Broadway's Legally Blonde production, will premiere Monday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT.
Simon Cowell is never one to offer an apology, and he apparently thinks Paula Abdul doesn't need to make one either.
Country star John Rich took an opportunity to promote Nashville Star's sixth season at the expense of American Idol.
CMT has announced it's ordered Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, a new Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge-like reality series that is currently slated to premiere this fall.
Instead of focusing on the finish line, Jason Castro apparently has his sights set on home.
James Clement feels that even without his injured finger, he was in a "tight spot."
Alexis Jones knew she would be safe from having her torch snuffed -- until she saw fellow castaway Amanda Kimmel reach for something right before the Tribal Council votes were read.
TV Land has announced it's ordered a new untitled reality dating series from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss that will follow a group of young men vying for the heart of an older, more mature woman.
Brooke White estimates she cried "50 billion times" during her American Idol experience as she struggled to find self confidence that she said was lacking before the competition even began.
'American Idol' boss: Paula Abdul and auditions aren't going anywhere
Katarzyna Dolinska feels the lack of personality she was accused of having as an America's Next Top Model tenth-season contestant wasn't entirely accurate.
Both James Clement and Alexis Jones were injured and exited Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites during last night's episode.
Lifetime is partially moving production on Project Runway's sixth season to Los Angeles to accommodate host Heidi Klum.
Brooke White's American Idol ouster may have been a surprise to some, but it didn't catch her completely off guard.
Amanda Rantuccio said she could have seen herself marrying Matt Grant.
Katarzyna took nice pictures and had a nice personality -- but nice doesn't cut it on America's Next Top Model.
Brooke White was revealed to be the eighth finalist eliminated from American Idol's seventh season during last night's live results show on Fox.
Bravo has revealed the identities of the 12 stylists who will compete on Shear Genius' second season, which will premiere Wednesday, June 25 at 10PM ET/PT.
Simon Cowell isn't one to kiss and tell, but the first girl he locked lips with apparently is.