Monday, June 23, 2008

"America's Got Talent" Scores Big in the Ratings

"America's Got Talent" premiered to big ratings when it debuted last Tuesday. The third season premiere was watched by 12.8 million viewers, which makes it the most watched summer debut so far. It was also the most watched network telecast since the May 22nd finale of "Grey's Anatomy". All of this on top of the fact that it aired opposite the NBA Finals on ABC.

The premiere featured the usual motley crew of wackos, drag queens, burlesque dancers, old people and contortionists. Oh... yeah, and people who actually have talent. But who watches the show for them?

Here's one of the aforementioned wackos who states he wants to be the "#1 performer in the United States". Whatever the hell that means...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Big Brother 10" will have 13 Houseguests

According to a new commercial airing now, "Big Brother 10" will have 13 houseguests. That's three less than "Big Brother 9", but that was the couples edition and six people left in the first three weeks. It would be very surprising if this season was another couples edition, so 13 is probably a pretty manageable number. "Big Brother 8" had 14 contestants, so this season is more on par with that.

Here's the commercial of which I speak of...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Big Brother 10": You Can be in the Audience!

It was announced today "Big Brother 10" will have live studio audiences on the Wednesday Eviction shows, and you can get tickets! The tickets will be available for at least the first six Wednesday shows: July 16th, 23rd and 30th & August 6th, 13th and 20th. Audiences must wear “Business/Casual” clothing which means “no shorts, t-shirts, ball caps, etc. and please do not wear any clothing with large words, photographs or logos that may show up on camera”. You will also have to sign a waiver stating that your likeness can be used on camera. If your interested, make sure to bookmark this website so you can see when tickets go on sale for certain episodes. Imagine, you could see the Chenbot in person!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"America's Got Talent" Premieres Tonight

Tonight NBC premieres the third season of "America's Got Talent" at 9:00pm. The series will air 2-hour episodes for three weeks and then switch to 1-hour episodes. It will then take a brief hiatus for the Summer Olympics and return August 26th for the performance shows and August 27th for the results shows.

Jerry Springer, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff will all be back, and nothing seems to be that much different than last season, except that audiences will be at the auditions as well as the finals. And while this show is a blatant rip off of "American Idol" and is usually only worth watching to make fun of all the weirdos with no talent, it seems the winner actually could have a career. Last years winner, ventriloquist Terry Fator, signed a $1.5 million dollar deal to headline at a Las Vegas hotel. Who knows what will happen this season?

"Big Brother 10" cast will be the "wildest group yet"

With the premiere of "Big Brother 10" less than a month away, executive producer Allison Grodner is starting to build the hype by revealing that the next cast will be the "wildest group yet". "TV Guide" interviewed her and she said “We’re going to have our wildest group yet. We’ve found some very extreme personalities with very extreme points of view”.

One thing will be a little different from the past couple seasons. This season will feature older houseguests. Alison said “They’re seeing that the younger contestants are impulsive and explosive and do themselves in. The older ones now feel they’ve got a real shot at the money”. Maybe these older contestants will actually act more mature too, unlike Evel Dick, Sheila, or Chicken George.

Check out the latest commercial airing now on CBS:

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Bachelor" Matt moves out of Shayne's house

"Bachelor" Matt Grant has moved out of his fiancee Shayne Lamas' house into his own condo in California, but he says they are still together. He told "People" magazine “I had to get my own life out here. Get my career and friends and have my own circle. That’s important in a relationship. That you are not entirely on top of someone. Early on in the relationship, people need a little space. It’s almost to keep the spark, the romance, that exists in the first year of a relationship. Living together after knowing one another after four months is probably a little bit quick. Certainly for our generation.”

Whether this is a good thing or the beginning of the end of their relationship is not yet known. Only time will tell. However, when asked if he is in love with her, he said “I wouldn’t be engaged if I wasn’t.”

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Big Brother 10" Premiere only a month away

Reality TV fans, mark your calendars now. July 13th, 2008. The season premiere of "Big Brother 10". While we don't know much info on the new season yet, news should be trickling out over the next couple of weeks. One thing we do know, "Big Brother: After Dark" will be back on Showtime Two 7 days a week from midnight-3:00am. Bookmark this site now, as I will have all the info on the new house, the new houseguests, the new twists and any other news, the day it's announced! Reality TV will be your source for all things BB10, including Youtube videos of the feeds so you will have the inside scoop before anyone else! I look forward to spending a great summer with all of you! It's Awwwnnn!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Celebrity Rehab 2" Cast Revealed

VH1 announced the cast of the second season of "Celebrity Rehab", which will premiere in October. Over the course of the eight episodes, Dr. Drew will be treating Rod Stewart's son Sean Stewart, model Amber Smith, beating victim Rodney King, "American Idol" loser Nikki McKibbon, Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, "Surreal Life" has been Tawny Kitaen and "Taxi" star Jeff Conaway, who will be returning to get off pain medication. Also joining the show will be Gary Busey, who will help the celebrities along the path to recovery, as he is 13 years sober from cocaine addiction. Because when I think of a healthy and together person I always think of Gary Busey. The press release also says that "the patients' families will also be more involved with their recovery programs and, in some cases, will receive treatment themselves."

While this cast of supposed celebrities does make last years look like Hollywood's A-List, they do seem crazy enough to make for some more can't-turn-away entertainment.

Here's a possible season three cast, courtesy of "MadTV"...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"The Mole" is Back!

Although the new season of "The Mole" premiered to very low ratings (see below) it's probably better than 95% of everything else on TV, but I will admit it didn't live up to the glory days of Anderson Cooper, Katie and her stuffed cow, and "Tiny Bubbles". That said it has potential and will undoubtedly be better than "Celebrity Circus" and "I Survived a Japanese Game Show". If I had to guess the mole's identity now my pick would be the fat guy, Craig. One thing we know for sure, it ain't Marcie the stay at home mom. She was the mole's first victim, which is kind of ironic since she was voted most likely to be the mole at the beginning of the episode.

Here's Marcie's post-execution interview...

Who do you think is the mole? Leave a comment and tell me, and I will post the results later on.

"The Mole" Premieres to Low Ratings

Monday night's four years in the making premiere of "The Mole" was watched by only 4.73 million viewers. It was the least watched show on network TV on Monday and was beaten by the Stanley Cup Finals and reruns of "Bones", "The Big Bang Theory" and "Rules of Engagement". "House" and "Two and Half Men" had double the viewers. It also had less viewers than the last non-celebrity version of "The Mole" which aired in July of 2002 opposite the first season of "American Idol". That season had about 8 million viewers. Hopefully, as the summer rolls on and people get desperate for new programming they will try out "The Mole".

Monday, June 2, 2008

"The Mole" Season Premiere Tonight

Don't forget all you reality TV fans, the new season of "The Mole" premieres tonight at 10pm on ABC after an all new "Bachelorette". Anderson Cooper won't be back to host, last I heard he was too busy on CNN covering some kind of election or something. Former "Extra" correspondent Jon Kelly is the new host, but nothing else seems that much different which is probably a good thing. As usual 12 people will compete in a series of challenges trying to figure out which one of them is the mole. ABC will also insert some inane clues to the mole's identity for the audience to decipher. As long as Corbin Bernsen or Kathy Griffin doesn't show up, I'll be happy.

Here's a sneak peek at the new season: