Lisa Whelchel


Sometime before the most recent Canadian network upfronts last June, the folks at Sony Pictures Television struck a deal with Bell Media. The CTV peeps were looking for content to offer on two new VOD channels. Sony was looking to monetize its large inventory of off-air content. Phil King, a former CTV programming boss who

Nice to see Michael Skupin make it all the way to the final three on Sunday night’s season finale of Survivor. The 51-year-old did a face plant into a fire pit nearly 12 years ago on the second edition of Survivor and had to be airlifted out of the Australian outback. For some reason, he

Facts of Life kids Nancy McKeon, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn & Lisa Whelchel Lisa Whelchel doesn’t look long for Survivor. The former child star, who played snooty boarding school student Blair in the horrible NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979 to 1988), was one of two “celebrities” parachuted into Survivor Philippines. It’s the 25th edition

Skupin: a second chance Fire up the Tiki torch and pass the Doritos. The 25th edition of Survivor begins tonight (CBS, Global, 8 p.m.).The 90-minute opener will reveal three tribes, returning players and celebrities. Each tribe gets one returning player: Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands and Micronesia), Russell Swan (Samoa) and Mike Skupin (all the way