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'Million Dollar Money Drop' Wrong Answer Was Actually Correct, MTV to Air Abortion Special and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 21st 2010 7:00PM
'Million Dollar Money Drop'Last night on Fox's 'Million Dollar Money Drop,' a couple bet on which product was sold in stores first: the Macintosh computer, the Sony Walkman or Post-It notes.

The pair was convinced the answer was Post-Its, but lost $800,000 when host Kevin Pollack told them their answer was incorrect -- it was the walkman. However, according to Gawker, their answer was right all along.

Though Post-It notes didn't go on sale nationally until 1980, they were sold in test markets as early as 1977. It's not clear whether Fox will correct the mistake.

In other TV news ...

HBO will broadcast Broadway's 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show' in 2011. Paul Reubens' limited-run stage show ends Jan. 2; HBO will film in January. Geez HBO, if you like it so much, why don't you marry it? [HBO]

MTV will air a special about abortion called 'No Easy Decision' on Dec. 28. Host Dr. Drew will discuss the topic with Markai, a former '16 and Pregnant' subject who is pregnant again. The network says the show will tackle all sides of the issue. [Entertainment Weekly]

'Skating With the Stars' judge Laurie Ann Gibson is reportedly receiving death threats on the set of the show. Apparently, they're because of her friendship with fellow judge Johnny Weir. [Perez Hilton]

CBS announced the premiere date for the next season of 'Survivor.' Themed 'Redemption Island,' the 22nd installment of the hit reality show will debut on Wed., Feb. 16 at 8PM. [Deadline]

Although 'The Sing Off' earned its lowest ratings of the season, the finale of the reality series performed well for NBC. The premiere of 'Million Dollar Money Drop' earned Fox mediocre ratings, while the sneak peak at NBC's 'Perfect Couples' bombed. [Zap2it]

HBO released a poster for the new season of 'Big Love.' The series returns for its fifth and final season on Jan. 16 at 9PM. Bill Henrickson and his wives look ... chilly. Snow on the ground and no gloves?! [EW]

Judge Jeanine Pirro is getting her own primetime show on Fox News Channel. The network is set to announce 'Justice With Judge Jeanine,' a show that will feature discussion and analysis of the week's most headline-worthy cases. It will air on Saturdays. Pirro will still host her syndicated court show. [Deadline]

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they wont bring back Pee-Wee's Playhouse because Chairy quit when Pee-Wee wouldn't stop sticking his manhood between Chairy's cushions.

January 13 2011 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

If HBO originally aired Fraggle Rock, why can't they
try to bring back the classic TV series, Pee-Wee's
Playhouse, just in case the special gets big ratings?
Then, Pee-Wee Herman can "scream really, really LOUD!"

December 21 2010 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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