Tonight (Wednesday), "Survivor" forges ahead without its prime villain. Russell Hantz is gone, way earlier than expected.
Meanwhile, "Celebrity Apprentice" spared its villain -- Richard Hatch, the guy who created this reality-show villainry. Here's a story I sent to papers, with Donald Trump and others offering some views:
By MIKE HUGHES
From the first “Survivor,” reality
shows have thrived on villains. Now two shows have opposite fates: