Reality TV News - September 2001
Our episode summary for "Love Cruise - Episode Two," authored by castmember Michael (who doubles as our own long-time RealityTVWorld.com member 'shakes the clown') has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
The overnight Nielsen ratings are out, and they are not good for ABC and The Mole. The debut of 'The Mole II: The Next Betrayal' kicked off Friday night for ABC with a disappointing 3.7/7, taking fourth place for the hour.
Is there an inside source behind the scenes of ABC's The Mole leaking the identity of The Mole?
Yes, that's right... apparently, ABC expects to have such huge ratings with the Friday-night run of The Mole 2, that they've announced auditions for The Mole 3.
In a tale of two ships, 'Enterprise' sunk 'Love Cruise' -- and just about everything else -- in Wednesday's overnight ratings.
Our episode summary for "The Amazing Race - Episode Three," authored by AyaK, has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Well, as can be expected after all the delays and schedule shuffling, last night's 'Love Cruise' premiere did pretty terrible -- finishing 4th in the 9PM ratings race behind NBC's season premiere of 'Frasier,' CBS' series premiere of 'The Guardian,' and ABC's season premiere of 'Spin City.'
Our episode summary for "Love Cruise - Episode One," authored by castmember Michael (who doubles as our own long-time RealityTVWorld.com member 'shakes the clown') has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
Has a webmaster glitch after the original postponement of Love Cruise resulted in the release of a photo that reveals the first two Love Cruise bootees?
Skupin Unhurt in Plane Crash
The Associated Press
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001; 6:48 a.m. EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. Michael Skupin, who suffered severe burns as a contestant on television's "Survivor II: The Australian Outback," is a survivor once again.
Skupin, his pregnant wife, Penny, and 3-year-old daughter, Emily, escaped serious injury Sunday when their twin-engine plane made a crash landing along the rocky Lake Michigan shoreline in Petoskey.
Source: The Associated Press"
While CBS will not officially announce the 'Survivor 3' contestants until very late this morning on the Early Show (at approximately 8:50AM following an opening by Jane), this morning CBS.com has already released it's 'Survivor 3' website, check it out at:
Former 'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch was sentenced Monday to a year's probation Monday for domestic assault.
FOX has released the new episode schedule for Love Cruise -- and you better not blink folks, otherwise you might miss the show!
Surviiivor.com reports that The Early Show will announce the new cast of Survivor 3 on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 (barring any breaking news, of course). According to their message board, this announcement originated from CBS Spokesman Chris Ender.
After only two episodes of Amazing Race, CBS has decided to film a second season, and has announced auditions.
Our episode summary for "The Amazing Race - Episode Two," authored by Pendragon, has been posted. Check it out by clicking HERE
NBC's Access Hollywood announced tonight that Tahiti would be the new location for Survivor 4.
They reported that original plans to film in Jordan were changed, due to the current state of affairs in the world.
Source: Access Hollywood"
ABC has announced that in the wake of New York and Washington tragedies, it has opted to join NBC and CBS and delay its fall schedule by a full week. As a result, "The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal" will now premiere Friday, September 28, 2001 at 8PM.
This is beginning to seem a little like the voyage of the damned... FOX has apparently AGAIN rescheduled the premiere of 'Love Cruise,' as they began airing commercials Sunday evening announcing that the series will now premiere on Tuesday, September 25, 2001.
CBS has announced that the last three episodes of Big Brother -- originally scheduled for this past Tuesday, Thursday, (both preempted) and Thursday September 20th -- have been rescheduled.
Late this afternoon CBS Affiliate Relations announced that the CBS prime time lineup of "48 Hours," "Big Brother," and "CSI" as well as "Late Show With David Letterman" and "Late, Late Show With Craig Kilborn" will be preempted this evening on the full network.
Variety is reporting that one of Monica's cousin remained unaccounted for in New York late Wednesday. Monica has been kept up to date on the situation, said 'Big Brother' executive producer Arnold Shapiro.
Have you worried all summer over what became of 'Temptation Island' couples Mandy and Billy, Shannon and Andy, and Valerie and Kaya? FOX understands your anxiety, and will sate it come Halloween night.
"At 8 p.m. ET that night, you can find out what happened to the three pairs (but not, alas, ousted couple Ytossie and Taheed) on the 'Temptation Island Reunion Wedding Special.' Yes, it appears one of the couples survived the trauma of 16 oversexed singles trying to split them and decided to tie the knot. The single tempters and temptresses will be there as well, meaning a dramatic 'Stop the wedding!' moment is not out of the question."
"Conveniently, the premiere of 'Temptation Island 2,' taped in Costa Rica, will immediately follow the reunion special. The fun begins at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 31 on FOX. 'Temptation Island 2' will shimmy into its regular time slot at 9 p.m. the following night."
In the wake of Tuesday's tragedy, ripples of change continue to spread throughout the television industry. Among them, FOX has postponed the premiere of 'Love Cruise,' until next week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who died or are still missing.
In the wake of Tuesday's tragedy, ripples of change continue to spread throughout the television industry. Among them, CBS has postponed the second episode of 'The Amazing Race,' until next week.
In the wake of Tuesday's tragedy, ripples of change continue to spread throughout the television industry.
The tribe has spoken: CBS' back-stabbing, pig-skinning reality smash may now be referred to as CBS' Emmy-winning, back-stabbing, pig-skinning reality smash.
Mark Burnett's hit series Survivor picked up its first Emmy award Saturday, one of two new trophies capitalizing on TV's reality-show craze.
Survivor won for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class), a category honoring "reality" shows with a game-show element. The hit series was nominated alongside VH1's Bands on the Run, USA's Eco-Challenge: Borneo, TLC's Junkyard Wars and MTV's Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour. The show also picked up a second trophy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Non-Fiction Program.
According to E! Online, 'The Amazing Race' couldn't do much damage to a new episode of NBC's summer hit 'Fear Factor.' Both shows averaged about 11.8 million viewers apiece, according to preliminary numbers.
CBS has scheduled an encore showing of the premiere of its new reality skein 'The Amazing Race.'