Primetime Update

Week of September 4, 2004


AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV

I’m very mad about the way this show is progressing. We’re down to five teams, and there’s still five more non-elimination points in the race. Last week Kami and Karli were given their break and this week, the religious model couple who took a chance on the fast forward, but in the end refused to shave their heads, got a break. The highest point of excitement was the 180 ft waterslide the teams had to conquer. Anyway, maybe next week it’ll be more exciting.

This week’s order of arrival:
1. Colin/Christie
2. Chip/Kim
3. Linda/Karen
4. Kami/Karli (who started this leg with no money)
5. Brandon/Nicole (who will start the next leg with no money)

Brandon/Nicole – 25/21 – Actor/Model – Dating
Chip/Kim – 46/44 – Owner of Web Company/Owner of Recruit Company – Married parents
Colin/Christie – 24/26 – Cell phone store owner/pharmaceutical sales rep – Dating
Kami/Karli – 26/26 – CafĂ© Manager/Student – Twins
Linda/Karen – 45/41 – Mother, tennis teacher / mother, homemaker – Best Friends

Dennis/Erika – 27/25 – Mortgage broker/wedding planner – Once Engaged
Jim/Marsha – 53/26 – Helicopter Pilot/Law Student – Father/Daughter
Alison/Donny – 23/21 – Unemployed/Student -Alison was on Big Brother 4 – Dating
Bob/Joyce – 61/54 – Retired/Medical Practice Administration – Internet Dating Couple
Marshall/Lance – 31/26 – Restaurant Owner/Restaurant Owner – Brothers/ Restaurant Owner
Charla (midget)/Mirna – 27/27 – Store Manager/Lawyer – Cousins

BIG BROTHER 5 – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays – 9pm on CBS

Last time I wrote, Adria was HOH and Marvin and Will were nominated for eviction. In summary, Adria also won the power of veto that week and Will was sent home, which really ticked off his alliance of Nakomis, Diane, Drew, and Karen.

The following week, Nakomis was HOH, and she retaliated by nominating the twins, Natalie and Adria, for eviction. Adria won the power of veto, took herself off the block, and Nakomis substituted her brother, Michael for eviction. On the Thursday, we said goodbye to Natalie.

Last week, Marvin was HOH. Out of his extreme bitterness toward the twin’s deception, he again nominated Adria as well as Michael for eviction. Karen, who Adria chose to compete on her behalf, won the power of veto but did not use it. On Thursday, we said goodbye to Adria. Afterwards, Drew won the Head of Household competition.

PROJECT DNA: Nothing new. Show is actually getting kind of boring.

Diane (22) – Cocktail Waitress from Burlington, KY. Single
Drew (22) – Recent College Graduate from Urbana, OH. Single
Jennifer (21) – Restaurant Hostess from San Antonio, TX. Single
Karen (30) – Portrait Artist from Saddle Brook, NJ. Married
Marvin (36) – Mortician from Conway, SC. Single
Michael (23) – Security Officer from Durant, OK. Engaged dad.

1. Mike (41) – Commercial Painter from Eastpointe, MI. Single dad.
2 Lori (26) – Yoga Instructor from Boston, MA. Single
3. Holly (20s) – Model from Los Angeles, CA. Single
4. Scott (26) – Sales Representative from Pittsburgh, PA. Single.
5. Jase (28) – Volunteer Firefighter from Decatur, IL. Single
6. Will (26) – Registered nurse from Tupelo, MS. Single, gay.
7. Natalie TWIN 2 (30) – Birmingham, AL
8. Adria TWIN 1 (30) – Web Designer from Birmingham, AL. Married

CANADIAN IDOL – Wednesdays, Thursdays – 9pm on CTV

The Top Ten: Each week we’ll review what song each finalist sang, what I thought (not that anyone cares), and what the judges thought.

This week the theme was “the standards.” The idols all got the chance to perform two songs with orchestral accompaniment. All of the idols did wonderful. I didn’t vote this week, because I wasn’t sure who I liked best. The judges were all blown away by the performances as well, but most agreed that it’s probably Jason’s turn to say goodbye.

Theresa Sokyrka – “It’s Only a Paper Moon” and “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Kalan Porter – “Moon River” and “The Way You Look Tonight”
Jason Greely – “I Won’t Dance” and “It Had to Be You
Jacob Hoggard -“Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “Unforgettable”

People Canada Already Sent Home:
Shane Wiebe, Kaleb Simmonds, Elena Juatco, Joshua Seller, Manoah Hartman, Brandy Callahan

This weeks bottom two: Theresa Sokyrka and Jason Greely
Who went home? Jason Greely


Survivor: Vanuatu – Thursday, Sept. 16th 2004 (Probably 9pm)
Last Comic Standing: Battle of the Best – Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2004
The Apprentice 2 – Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004
Father of the Pride – Wednesdays
Joey (spin-off of Friends) – Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004

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