The Family Finale: Heartbreaking or Heartwarming? You Decide, by C. Brian Devinney: This underrated series draws to a close as Cousin Mike battles the family's choice in a final series of competitions for the fortune. Ultimately, is this ending fair? Was it satisfying? Could things have been done differently? Brian has all the details.
The Family, Episode 8: Sitting in Judgment, by C. Brian Devinney: In the crucial penultimate episode, an elimination contest narrows things down to the final two family members. Then, the Board of Trustees reveal their identity and make one final selection. Who will it be?
The Family, Episode 7: It’s in the Bag, by C. Brian Devinney: The family – still clueless about who the board is – continue their internal squabbles. Uncle Michael has never been to face the board; is anybody brave enough to put him up? Dawn Marie is the last woman with a shot at the money, but will the guys ally against her?
The Family, Episode 6: That’s What Friends Are For, by C. Brian Devinney: In an episode that features blindfolded drivers crashing into George Hamilton, we also have the booted family members choosing who should go to the Board of Directors. Everything seems set – but is it? And will the strategy of using a Big Brother-like decoy work any better on this show?
The Family, Episode 5: I’d Like to Use a Lifeline, Please, by C. Brian Devinney: As Aunt Donna adjusts to life in the kitchen, the family competes to win the favor of visiting guest Susan Lucci. Later, the eliminated family members decide who will go on the block next by choosing who to save from a sinking ship. Will Cousin Mike go under for the third time?
The Family, Episode 4: Ding Dong, the Witch Is Gone (For Now At Least), by C. Brian Devinney: In the first regular episode since the show was put on hiatus, the family jumps right back into plotting, scheming, and secret alliances. Aunt Donna, however, is convinced she’s invincible. Is she?
The Family’s Return to ABC, by C. Brian Devinney: On Wednesday night, ABC finally brought back The Family, a reality show in which members of an extended family face off against each other for a million dollars. The two-hour episode brought us back up to date with where we left off.
‘The Family’ Postponed to Summer, ‘Are You Hot?’ Pushed Back Two Weeks, and Other ABC Changes, by David Bloomberg: A combination of events has caused ABC to juggle its schedule, including changes to several reality TV shows. Read on to find out more about The Family, Are You Hot?, Extreme Makeover, and Tales from the Front Line.
The Family, Episode 3: More Reasons to Hate Donna, by C. Brian Devinney: Aunt Donna provides still more reasons to dislike her – and for other family members to target her – to the point that even her son is mad. Can she and Uncle Michael continue to control things or will the other family members revolt? Who will be given the boot this time?
The Family and Proper Etiquette – A Reality Factor “Investigation”, by C. Brian Devinney: In the first episode of The Family, social secretary Ringo Allen was upset with Cousin Mike for putting his used napkin back into the ring. But is that really a breach of etiquette? Brian’s investigation says no.
The Family, Episode 1: It’s Time to Start the Family Feud!, by C. Brian Devinney: What happens when you put 10 members of an extended Italian-American family into a mansion filled with servants for a reality show that will award one winner a million dollars? Wait – don’t answer that until you find out who is secretly judging them: the staff. In the first episode we meet the family and see the first person voted out. Will it be “outsider” Cousin Mike?
Meet ‘The Family’, by C. Brian Devinney: ABC begins a new reality show Tuesday night where, like Joe Millionaire, the viewing audience is in on part of the joke that the contestants are completely unaware of. The Family features ten members of an extended family who will live together and compete for a prize of one million dollars. Let’s meet the competitors and find out who will be judging them.
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