A Look Back: The 2009 Reality TV Year In Review - August 2009
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/27/2009
With 2009 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at the year that was. The following is Reality TV World's 2009 Reality TV Year In Review, a 12-part, month-by-month review of some of the past year's reality TV headlines, highlights, lowlights, and milestones.
Today we continue our 12-day countdown with the eighth installment: August 2009.
- Former Survivor castaways and The Amazing Race contestants Rob and Amber Mariano reveal they have had a baby girl.
- Hatch's lawyer claims he was imprisoned because of a "little misunderstanding" about whether all of the interviews were approved by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. A hearing is held, however Hatch remains behind bars.
- The Biggest Loser couple Nicole Brewer and Damien Gurganious get married.
- Mexican cuisine chef Rick Bayless is crownedTop Chef Masters' champion.
- The DiSalvatore family wins NBC's Great American Road Trip reality series.
- A&E confirms that its documentary on the Jackson family will become a reality series despite Michael Jackson's June death.
- Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, the star of MTV's upcoming Gone Too Far intervention reality series, is found dead at age 36 from an apparent drug overdose.
Premieres:Megan Wants a Millionaire (8/2); Tool Academy, Season 2 (8/2); Real Chance of Love: Back in the Saddle (8/3); Addicted to Beauty (8/4); How'd You Get So Rich? (8/6); America's Best Dance Crew, Season 4 (8/6); There Goes the Neighborhood (8/9); Shark Tank (8/9); Flipping Out, Season 3 (8/17); Ghost Hunters, Season 5 (8/19); Project Runway, Season 6 (8/20); Models of the Runway (8/20); The Rachel Zoe Project, Season 2 (8/25).