Impact OF WTC Tragedy On 'Big Brother 2' Still Unclear
By Reality TV World staff, 09/12/2001
In the wake of Tuesday's tragedy, ripples of change continue to spread throughout the television industry.
The three remaining houseguests of in-progress reality show Big Brother 2 -- Will, Monica and Nicole -- were informed that a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center occurred, but it's unclear how much information the contestants were given. Monica, who lives in Brooklyn, was apparently told that her family members and friends were okay, but snippets from the show's subscription-based Internet feeds suggest that the housemates were not told the extent of the tragedies.
Meanwhile, Wednesday's episode has been postponed, and a source at CBS tells E! Online there's a good chance the show will not air an episode on Thursday, which was to feature another houseguest being removed from the competition. But matters get sticky for the network from there, since it would have to be decided whether or not to keep the contestants in seclusion a week longer than anticipated.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who died or are still missing.