Primetime Update

Week of March 12, 2004

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown.


No new episode this week.

Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary)

Survivor – ALL STARS

Last week Sue got all hot about sexual harassment and walked out of the game:

This week we go right into the first challenge, which is a double: reward and immunity. The challenge: from a floating dock, tribes must swim and dive to retrieve floating puzzle pieces. When all six pieces are retrieved, the team assembles them to form a boat and travels to shore. When they reach the shore, one member runs into the jungle and releases a flag and two more paddles. Then it’s a race back to the dock. Mogo-Mogo takes the lead after assembling their puzzle first, but when they reach the shore, Ethan loses their lead when he can’t untie the paddles. On the race to the finish, it’s neck and neck until Mogo-Mogo loses control of their boat, handing the win to Chapera.

Chapera wins a houseboat ride, complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, an open bar, and a dessert buffet above a waterfall. As well, Jeff allows them to take one member of Mogo-Mogo with them for the reward. Chapera’s choice is to take Kathy with them, which exempts her from this week’s tribal council. On the “outing,” Jenna Lewis makes a complete pig of herself with the burgers and the desserts. They swim in the waterfall and after dinner, they all try their swing at things with a friendly game of golf:well:they drive balls off the back of the boat, until Boston Rob lets go of the club and it goes out to sea. Big Tom gets right into the fishing scene and catches more fish than he’d need in a lifetime. At the end of their trip, they share a glass of champagne on the bow of the houseboat, but it seems Jenna Lewis has disappeared: did anyone else notice this?

Back on Mogo-Mogo, Ethan feels guilty for losing the lead and as a result losing the challenge. On the catfight scene, Jerri and Shii Ann seem to do everything to make the others’ life miserable. Later, Colby and Ethan push to vote for Jerri, but when Lex hears the news, he goes right to Jerri and informs her that they’ll be voting for Colby. At this point, I’m hoping that Shii Ann goes with her annoyance of Jerri and gets rid of this pointy nosed vulture. At the tribal council, all members of Mogo-Mogo verbally bash each other and raise the audiences’ eyebrows multiple times. It’s interesting that the most vindictive women ended up on Mogo-Mogo. In the end, two votes for Jerri and three for Colby.

Get this, after writing Colby’s name down, Jerri says, “Is this a revenge vote? Hell Ya!” How much more pathetic can we get? The vindictive women all think alike:let’s gang up on the boys. No wonder they’re not married.

Next week: Rob and Amber finally connect, both tribes select ambassadors, Rob and Rupert square off: Also, next week, Survivor is on Wednesday, NOT Thursday.


Alicia Calaway – 35 years old, 9th place in Australian Outback (1st Juror)
Amber Brkich – 25 years old, 6th place in Australian Outback (4th Juror)
Rob Mariano – 28 years old, 10th place in Marquesas (Boston Rob)
Tom Buchanan – 48 years old, 4th place in Africa (Pig farmer)
Rupert Boneham – 40 years old, 8th place in Pearl Islands (2nd Juror)
Jenna Lewis – 26 years old, 8th place in Pulau Tiga (2nd Juror)

Jerri Manthey 33, 8th place, Australian Outback (2nd Juror)
Lex Van Den Berghe – 40 years old, 3rd place in Africa
Kathy Vavrick-O’Brien – 50 years old, 3rd place in Marquesas
Shii Ann Huang – 30 years old, 10th place in Thailand
Ethan Zohn – 30 years old, SOLE SURVIVOR of Africa (soccer player)
Jerri Manthey – 33 years old, 8th place in Australian Outback (2nd Juror)

Mogo-Mogo – Colby Donaldson – 29, 2nd place, Australian Outback – GONE 7TH
Chapera Susan Hawk – 42, 4th place, Pulau Tiga (Big Mouth) – GONE 6TH, (took herself out)
Mogo-Mogo Richard Hatch – 42, SOLE SURVIVOR, Pulau Tiga (big naked gay guy) – GONE 5TH
Chapera Rob Cesternino – 25, 3rd place, Amazon – GONE 4TH
Mogo-Mogo Jenna Morasca – 22, SOLE SURVIVOR, Amazon – GONE 3RD (took herself out)
Saboga Rudy Boesch – 76, 3rd place, Pulau Tiga (retired navy man) – GONE 2ND
Saboga Tina Wesson – 42, SOLE SURVIVOR, Australian Outback – GONE 1ST

The next episode of Survivor airs on Wednesday, March 17th at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary)

The Bachelor

The new season of the Bachelor will premiere April 7th.

The Apprentice

Last week, after two losses, Versacorp’s Nick picked a mainstream artist against the advice of his team and it paid off when they beat Protégé by more than twelve thousand dollars. Omarosa whined about her injury and argued with Heidi about whether or not to take a lunch break. In the boardroom, the drama between Omarosa and Heidi heightened, and Omarosa was fired for her excuses and her habit of continually confronting her teammates.

This week, Protégé returns to the suite and celebrates Omarosa’s departure. First off, Heidi takes a trip to see her Mom, and finds that she’s doing well in the hospital. Then: the task. Each team must organize and manage a petty cab fleet (rickshaws).

On Versacorp, Amy and Bill flip a coin for project manager and Bill is given the task. But, immediately Amy comes up with the idea to sell advertising space on the back of the rickshaws. She immediately gets on the phone with her previous customers (from earlier episodes) and makes arrangements for advertising. But, in a non task-oriented fit, Katrina criticizes Bill’s ability to use her and her ideas ONLY when she’s convenient to him. She specifically tells him that she doesn’t like his leadership techniques, to which he replies (to the camera only) that she should butt out. Out in the field, however, one of the signs is wrecked on the petty cab. Bill and Troy decide to succumb to ethics, and refund the company’s money. Amy, as well, becomes overconfident and a little pushy with the customers. Later, Troy puts on his scrubs and cowboy hat and drives people around.

Protégé elects Troy as the team manager prior to knowing the task, because he hasn’t done it lately. Troy, wonderful Southern Troy, comes up with the idea to sell prepaid passes to their customers. Heidi shuts down Troy’s idea to get on the phone and try to sell passes. But the boys turn around and cut Heidi for spending too much time on the phone with her Mom. Kwame comes up with an incentive program for the drivers:those who make the most money make an extra hundred bucks for themselves. AND, Kwame himself gets behind the wheel:and sucks at it. Later in he day, while they’re standing around, Protégé watches one of Versacorp’s rickshaws drive by with advertising on it, and they realize they’re “looking up the ass of a dead dog:” What a statement.

When it’s all added up Versacorp made a total of $3680.00, while Protégé made $382.68. Troy admits that they got thumped. The winners (Versacorp) get a tour of Manhattan on Calypso, a yacht where Katrina finds that within Amy and Nick’s “relationship,” both parties are playing the other. Katrina thinks that in the end Nick will win: I think that as women are stronger:(yes I know, a very feminist comment) Amy will kick his butt.

In the boardroom, since Protégé only has three members left, they enter as a team. Trump, however, lectures them all. They all support each other. In the end, Troy must select only one of his teammates to be partially responsible. Kwame goes back up to the suite, and Troy and Heidi stick around to battle it out. Right away, Heidi calls Troy an asshole for choosing her, as she did better than Kwame on the task.

Later, Heidi expresses her disagreement with Trump’s right hand girl (Carolyn) who’s opinion is that Heidi hasn’t done anything spectacular, and tells Trump she should stay because she needs to prove herself. In the end, Troy is told that he’s done pretty well, but has lost too much:on the flip side Heidi hasn’t lost as much but hasn’t done as much either. Heidi is fired, and wipes the sweat from her brow as she gets in the elevator.

Next week: secret footage and interview tapes, and Trump’s opinion on the situation. And THEN: the final six head to Atlantic City for the biggest task ever for which someone is held responsible for their mistake. Finale will air April 15.

P.S. I loved the M&Ms commercial for the Apprentice.

The Apprentice airs on Wednesday evenings at 10:00 pm Alberta Time

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