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Reality TV News - August 2001

  • CBS lights torch early with ``Survivor'' special

    August 30, 2001
    CBS has found a way to squeeze more mileage from its hit reality franchise ``Survivor.''

    The network has greenlit an hourlong ``Survivor'' special that will air Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. -- a week before ``Survivor 3: Africa'' bows in the same slot.

    Details of the special are still being worked out, but one insider said the hour will provide a look at ``how to play the game of 'Survivor.''' It will also offer an extensive preview of ``Survivor 3,'' with a peek at the show's new cast and location.

    Source: Variety"

  • 'Survivor' Meets 'Big Brother'

    August 29, 2001
    'Survivor' Meets 'Big Brother' on a Special Edition of 'Big Brother 2,' Wednesday, Sept. 5 on the CBS Television Network 'Survivor's' Gervase and Sue and 'Survivor: The Australian Outback's' Alicia and Jeff to Pay a Visit to the Houseguests

    The BIG BROTHER 2 Houseguests will receive unexpected company when SURVIVOR's Gervase and Sue and SURVIVOR: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK's Alicia and Jeff pay a visit to their house on a special edition of BIG BROTHER 2, Wednesday, Sept. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    During the Survivors' stay, the reality teams will square off against each other in a surprise competition that will decide which reality team rules. The Survivors will also make regular Diary Room entries, just as the Houseguests do.

    Source: PRNewswire"

  • Spy Satellites Reveal S3 Set

    August 28, 2001
    Some 423 miles above, the spy satellite slid quietly into position above the camp. Far below, forbidden to visitors and overhead airplane flights, a pair of secret camps, where teams completed hush-hush missions, lay in secrecy until now ... No, they weren't spies, the eye in the sky captured shots of the closed set of CBS's Survivor Africa, where film crews recently wrapped up shooting the next installment of the popular production, all conducted under unbelievably tight secrecy for a TV show.

    For a look at the photos and our analysis of what they represent click here.

    Source: USA Today"

  • Details Emerging On Survivor 3 Contestants

    August 27, 2001
    After a few days of sleuthing by online message boards, detailed information on some of the upcoming 'Survivor: Africa' contestants is emerging.

    SurvivorBlows' message board spoilers have set up individual threads for all the suspected contestants. Follow in on the action by clicking the below link.

    Source: SB Message Board Contestant Topics"

  • "Let The Games Begin" - NBC Throws Final 'Fear' Episode Against 'Race' Premiere

    August 26, 2001
    NBC is looking to strike a little 'Fear' into the premiere of CBS' highly-touted action reality series 'The Amazing Race.' The network will use an original episode of hot shock reality series 'Fear Factor' to combat 'Race's' Sept. 5 debut.
  • The Amazing Race To Premiere Wednesday September 5th

    August 26, 2001
    CBS has announced that two shows will jumpstart the fall season for CBS -- starting with the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced reality show 'The Amazing Race,' which will debut on Wednesday Sept. 5 at 9 p.m., followed a week later by the supernatural thriller 'Wolf Lake' at 10 p.m. 'Race' will debut the same night as NBC's 'Lost,' which CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves calls a coincidence.
  • 'The Oregonian' Releases Exclusive Photo of Lindsey Richter

    August 24, 2001
    This morning 'The Oregonian' released an exclusive photo of Lindsey Richter, rumored Survivor 3 contestant, taken Wednesday at the Multnomah Athletic Club (photo at right.)
  • Survivor 3 Contestant List Revealed

    August 24, 2001
    A couple of days ago, a new contestant list began circulating among various Survivor webmasters and message boards. After a couple of days of research, it's looking like it's legit, so here it is:

    Brandon Quinton, Carl Bilancione, Clarence Black, Diane Ogden, Ethan Zohn, Franklin Garrison, Jessie Camacho, Kelly Goldsmith, Lindsey Richter, Kimberly Powers, Lex van den Berghe, Kim Larsen Johnson, Linda Spencer, Silas Gaither, Teresa Cooper and Tom Buchanan.

    Source: Surviiivor.com
    Source: SurvivorFever.net
    Source: SurvivorNews.net"

  • Survivor 4 Locale Found?

    August 24, 2001
    SURVIVOR 4 FINDS A HOME: With Survivor 3 in the can, producer Mark Burnett has apparently found a location for Survivor 4. USA Today reports that the next installment of CBS's hit reality franchise will be set somewhere in the arid desert boondocks of Jordan. A CBS rep wouldn't confirm or deny that Survivor 4 — which will debut in March 2002 — is Middle East-bound. In the meantime, Survivor 3 premieres Oct. 11.


    Source: TV Guide"

  • Auditions For Love Cruise 2

    August 23, 2001
    Making an assumption that Love Cruise will be successful this fall, Fox has announced auditions for the second season of this show.
  • ''Big Brother'' serves free slice of ``Pie 2''

    August 23, 2001
    Tuesday night's episode of ``Big Brother 2'' appeared to take the concept of prime-time product placement to a new level -- at least at first glance.
  • 'Survivor' Chef to Air Cooking Show

    August 23, 2001
    PHOENIX Keith Famie, a chef who earned a reputation on CBS's "Survivor: The Australian Outback" as the guy who couldn't cook rice, wrapped up filming this month in Sedona, Ariz., for his new cooking show to air on Food TV.

    Keith Famie's Adventures is scheduled to begin airing in November.

    The first 11 shows, excluding the premiere which is being taped in Kenya, are remakes of Famie's local cooking show in Detroit.

    Source: The Associated Press"

  • Big Bro's Krista, Survivor's Elisabeth To Judge Miss Teen USA Pageant

    August 22, 2001
    Former reality cuties Elisabeth Filarski ('Survivor: The Australian Outback') and Krista Stegall ('Big Brother 2') have been named as judges for the 2001 Misss Teen USA Pageant, which airs Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. CBS of course is the network home of both 'Survivor' and 'Big Brother.'
  • Survivor's Elisabeth, Big Bro's Krista To Judge Miss Teen USA Pageant"

    August 22, 2001
    Former reality cuties Elisabeth Filarski ('Survivor: The Australian Outback') and Krista Stegall ('Big Brother 2') have been named as judges for the 2001 Misss Teen USA Pageant, which airs Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. CBS of course is the network home of both 'Survivor' and 'Big Brother.'

    Source: Zap2It.com"

  • Hatch's reply to charges: Ex-Boyfriend "Flipped Out""

    August 22, 2001
    The former Survivor champ spilled his side of the story Wednesday about his arrest on a domestic-assault charge, telling Boston radio listeners that he was merely defending himself against a jealous ex-boyfriend.

    "All I did was push him away to keep him out of my home--and I was arrested," Hatch said, during his morning radio show for Boston's Star 93.7 FM. "I actually feel sorry for the guy. He is truly, truly, truly psychologically damaged."

    Source: Entertainment - E! Online "

  • Survivor Winner Richard Hatch Arrested, Also Gets Restraining Order"

    August 21, 2001
    Where's that pesky immunity idol when you need it? Richard Hatch, the flamboyant $1 million winner of CBS's first Survivor series, was arrested Tuesday for a domestic dispute allegedly involving an ex-boyfriend. Middletown, R.I., police spokesman Lt. Barry Smith says a warrant was issued for Hatch's arrest after the victim filed a complaint Monday.
  • Colby Donaldson in Texas Monthly

    August 19, 2001
    Colby Donaldson is the cover story of the August issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

    Source: Texas Monthly"

  • 'Mole 2' Premieres September 21st

    August 18, 2001
    ABC has released it's fall schedule, and The Mole II, titled "The Mole II: The Next Betrayal" will premiere Friday, September 21st at 8PM.
  • No HoH and Eviction This Week Due to Justin's Explusion

    August 17, 2001
    In case anyone is wondering, this is the week during which the producers have decided to skip the Head Of Household and eviction process (due to Justin's ejection earlier in the season.)
  • Krista Denies Knowledge Of Knife Incident

    August 17, 2001
    Krista continues to be a fool and totally miss the point -- what a wonderful mother she must be. Hopefully she'll soon realize how dumb she's coming across and just shut her mouth.
  • Elisabeth Gets Her Own Television Show

    August 17, 2001
    Survivor II's Elisabeth, the footwear designer and Outback crybaby has just landed a gig hosting the upcoming E! fashion series The Look for Less. The weekly series, which is set to debut later this year, will focus on bargain-hunting tips for fashionistas.

    Source: America Online"

  • Life After Survivor

    August 17, 2001
    Susan's in a movie, Colby met Steven Spielberg and Tina's endorsing milk. Find out what happened"
  • Singles Elizabeth And Matt Said To Be Dating

    August 17, 2001
    Well, at least SOMEONE seems to have made a connection on the damn show... The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that hometown boy 'Matt' (one of the Temptation Island single guys) and Elizabeth of the Temptation Island single girls are dating. But let's be clear here -- says Matt: "Elizabeth is not my girlfriend. That's a quote." Um, OK... whatever.

    Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • Judge Dismisses Part of Hatch Suit

    August 16, 2001
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Richard Hatch was arrested properly on a child abuse charge that later was dropped, but the "Survivor" winner may pursue a privacy complaint, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

    U.S. District Court Judge Ernest Torres said there was no evidence Hatch, who gained national celebrity last year after winning $1 million on the CBS reality show's first season, was falsely arrested.

    Torres said a civil claim by Hatch that his privacy was violated when Middletown police released to the media a statement by his son and a mug shot "was much more difficult to analyze." He set the matter for trial, which he said would take place soon.

    Source: The Associated Press "

  • 'Survivor' Sued Over Theme Song

    August 15, 2001
    NEW YORK Musician Paul Winter has sued the makers of "Survivor," alleging they improperly used a song he recorded in 1987 for the haunting theme of television's most popular series.

    Winter wants to rescind the permission he granted to use his music and get a taste of profits stemming from "Survivor."

    He sued CBS, "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett and a former member of the Paul Winter Consort, Russell Landau, this week in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

    Source: The Associated Press"

  • First Survivor III Contestest Identified?

    August 10, 2001
    Internet message boards are chatting away about the possible first confirmed identity of a Survivor III contestant. The Portland Oregonian has reported that a local resident will definitely be on Survivor, and Internet sleuths are reporting the woman to be one Lindsey Richter (possible picture at right.)
  • 'Survivor's Susan Hawk and Jeff Varner starring in USA's 'Cannonball Run 2001' this week

    August 6, 2001
    Survivor I's Susan Hawk, Survivor II's Jeff Varner, and Temptation Island's Kaya are one of the racing team in USA Network's 'Cannonball Run 2001' special -- a five night series airung this Sunday (8/5) through Thursday (8/9) on USA Network.
  • Kaya Appearring In USA's 'Cannonball Run 2001' This Week

    August 6, 2001
    Survivor I's Susan Hawk, Survivor II's Jeff Varner, and Temptation Island's Kaya are one of the racing team in USA Network's 'Cannonball Run 2001' special -- a five night series airung this Sunday (8/5) through Thursday (8/9) on USA Network.
  • Jeff Probst Stung By Scorpion On S3 Set

    August 4, 2001
    Three weeks into the third, African-set edition of CBS' "Survivor," the natives are getting restless. On day 21 (the third day of what will be episode 7), Survivor's khaki-tastic host Jeff Probst faced off against an opponent with more venom than outback Überbitch (and current Playboy cover girl) Jerri Manthey. "I got stung by a scorpion," Probst confesses to Entertainment Weekly via e-mail.
  • 'Big Brother' Gets Later Curfew

    August 2, 2001
    The action on "Big Brother 2" has become a little too racy for the 8 p.m. hour for the Tiffany network.






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