It’s almost sweeps time, so you can bet that action and drama will ramp up on your favorite reality TV shows, including “Survivor,” “The Biggest Loser” and “Project Runway.” February sweeps for 2010 takes place during a four-week time period that runs from February 4-March 3. It all adds up to red hot action for reality TV fans this winter.
“Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” – The show’s 20th season takes place in Samoa and pits ten all-star heroes like Rupert Boneham, Tom Weston and Colby Donaldson against ten of the shows biggest villains, including Russell Hantz, Boston Rob and the Dragon Slayer. Half of the “Heroes vs. Villains” cast either won or came in second place during their Survivor seasons, so they know how to play the game. According to host Jeff Probst, some of the villains were none too happy about being cast as bad guys, but chose to play a dark, evil game nonetheless. He also said that the action starts with the very first challenge, which results in a dislocated shoulder, a broken toe, one competitor riding on the back of another and a topless finish. Probst added, “It’s simultaneously tough and really funny.” Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” begins on February 11th on CBS.
“The Biggest Loser: Couples” – Although the show takes a break during the Olympics, the competitors and trainers take a road trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs prior to the break. The contestants will have the chance to compete in Olympic-themed challenges and meet real athletes, including Julia Mancusco and Speedy Peterson. Host Allison Sweeney called the road trip “pretty spectacular.” She also said that viewers would see weight loss in season 9 that “will shock you.” The new season debuted on January 5th on NBC. The Olympic-themed episode in Colorado will air on Tuesday, February 9th.
“Project Runway” – Now that the show has moved back to New York City, viewers are hoping this season will be better than the last, which was mediocre at best. Re-energized by their homecoming, the show’s producers say one of the biggest challenges ever will air towards the end of February. The contestants will be asked to create a look for “Marie Claire,” and the top design will actually appear on the magazine. “It’s probably the biggest challenge – with the biggest payoff – we’ve ever had,” said executive producer Sara Rea. “And when the stakes rise, so does the drama,” she promises. Project Runway airs on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on Lifetime.
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