Primetime Update

Week of September 19, 2004

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME

AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV

Last week, after two weeks of non-elimination rounds, Kami and Karli hit the road. This week, as usual, Colin and Christie start out ahead of the pack and book the last seats on a flight that will put them twelve hours ahead of the other teams, however their initial flight is delayed and they must wait for the rest of the teams to catch up before boarding the plane.

Later, their time is even further wasted when Chip and Kim arrive at the yield box first, and force them to wait an hour before beginning a task. Anger overcomes Colin completely during the ox and furrow task, and instead of allowing Christie to lead the animal in search of a clue, he lets it wander aimlessly.

Reality TV is always more exciting when stuff like this happens:

In the end however, we find ourselves watching another non-elimination leg. Colin and Chrisie, who’ve been in the front of the pack since day one, are stripped of their monies and given one last chance to compete.

This week’s order of arrival:
1. Chip/Kim 2. Linda/Karen 3. Brandon/Nicole 4. Colin/Christie

THE TEAMS:
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
Linda/Karen – 45/41 – Mother, tennis teacher / mother, homemaker – Best Friends

WHO’S BEEN ELIMINATED?
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 (dwarf)/Mirna – 27/27 – Store Manager/Lawyer – Cousins
Kami/Karli – 26/26 – Café Manager/Student – Twins

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

Last Tuesday after Michael won the golden power of veto (Drew HOH, Nakomis/Diane evicted), he chose to save Diane from the block, thus evicting his sister Nakomis.
On Friday night, Drew took home the HOH competition and, because of some things she said, chooses to oust his bedmate, Diane.

The Season Finale: Tuesday, September 21, 2004.

MEET THE HOUSEGUESTS
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
Michael (23) – Security Officer from Durant, OK. Engaged dad.

EVICTED
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
9. Marvin (36) – Mortician from Conway, SC. Single
10. Karen (30) – Portrait Artist from Saddle Brook, NJ. Married
11. Jennifer (21) – Restaurant Hostess from San Antonio, TX. Single
12. Diane (22) – Cocktail Waitress from Burlington, KY. Single

CANADIAN IDOL – Wednesdays, Thursdays – 9pm on CTV

The winner: Kalan Porter, from Medicine Hat. Go Alberta Go!! Enough said.

THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004

Sorry guys, I didn’t get a chance to watch it this week (I was moving). See ya’ll next week though!!

(Ed. I guess I can update you a little. In a very tense boardroom situation, members of Apex were on the chopping block. Bradford was immune from elimination as he was team leader when his team won last week. In a fit of cockiness, however, Bradford announced to The Donald that he was so certain that he had performed well that week, he’d even give up his immunity. Trump took him up on that offer. It seems Bradford felt that in a group of women, he was certain to be king. No dice. Despite many good reasons to eliminate Ivana (whose name made Trump wince), this week’s team leader, and the unpredictable Stacey J., Trump chooses to ditch Bradford for making an “incredibly stupid” mistaken in putting himself up for elimination when he did not have to. In breaking the news, Trump made a point of telling Bradford that he thought he was the “best one in the room.” In the end though, his cockiness was his downfall.

Amazingly, when Trump praised Bradford, Jennifer C (the third member up for elimination) blurted out “that’s insane!” Nothing like telling the boss he’s a nutcase… Trump was not amused.)

Mosaic
Andy (23) – Recent Harvard Graduate (nationally ranked debater)
Chris (30) – Stockbroker
John (24) – Marketing Director
Kelly (37) – Software Executive
Kevin (29) – Law Student
Pamela (32) – Investment Firm Partner
Raj (28) – Real Estate Developer (guy in red pants)
Rob (32) – Corporate Branding Salesman (Crustacean Nation)
Wes (28) – Private Wealth Manager

Apex Corp.
Elizabeth (31) – Consulting Firm Owner
Ivana (28) – Venture Capitalist
Jennifer C (31) – Real Estate Agent
Jennifer M (30) – Attorney
Maria (31) – Marketing Executive
Sandy (28) – Bridal Salon Owner
Stacie J (35) – Restaurateur
Stacy R (26) – Attorney

You’re Fired!
Rob (32) – Corporate Branding Salesman (Crustacean Nation)
Bradford (33) – Attorney

SURVIVOR:VANUATU – Thursdays – 9pm on CBS

The season started with a bang as the castaways were delivered into the hands of one of the islands’ tribes. The chief immediately separated the men from the women and began with the ceremonies, which included the slaughter of a live pig and the painting of the men’s faces with pig’s blood. The men were given a local drink and the chance to compete for a local good luck charm. The women were just expected to sit there.

Since the local chief divided the team by sex, the teams were kept this way. Teams were then instructed to walk down the beach, without a map, in search of their camp, in the dark and in the rain. Both succeeded.

On day three teams competed in a dual reward (fire making tools) and immunity challenge. They started with a rope crawl in the mud, then a rolling ball puzzle, a balance beam, and firemaking. The girls were left in the guy’s dust at first, but when Chris couldn’t get across the balance beam, the women took the lead and won the challenge.

TRIBAL COUNCIL: The younger guys grouped together and decided to try to get rid of Chris, the weakest link. However after they approached Chad about it, Chad turned around and formed an alliance to get the younger guys ousted. The vote was five for Brook, three for Chris, and one for Rory. Brook went home.

THE TEAMS:
Lopevi

Travis – 33 – Loss Prevention
Brady – 33 – FBI Agent/Ex Military
Chad – 35 – Teacher – (Artificial leg)
Lea – 40 – Drill Sergeant
Rory – 35 – Housing Case Manager
John – 31 – Sales Manager
John K – 22 – Model/Mechanical Bull Operator
Chris – 33 – Highway Construction

YASUR
Scout – 59 – Rancher/Entrepreneur – (artificial knee)
Eliza – 21 – Pre-Law Student
Ami – 31 – Barista/Model
Dolly – 25 – Sheep Farmer
Julie – 23 – Youth Mentor
Lisa – 44 – Real Estate Agent
Twila – 41 – Highway Repair
Mia – 30 – Finance Manager
Leann – 35 – Research Assistant

VOTED OUT
Brook – 27 – Project Manager

If there are any other shows you want updates on, or any comments you wish to make, please email me at abaldwin@shaw.ca!

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