TV Notes: Casting for 'Survivor 3'

While Survivor 2 will go on for another seven weeks, plans have already begun for Survivor 3.

Over the weekend, thousands of would-be contestants lined up in Hollywood for a chance to to audition for the upcoming series. Same rules as the other two series — the person who can outwit, outplay and outlast all the other contestants walks away with a $1 million prize.

Even without knowing the next exotic location for the top-rated reality television show, people filled out extensive questionnaires and answered questions on videotape in hopes of winning a spot.

One Kentucky man at the auditions is convinced he's the one to get the cash, not only because he's been in the Boy Scouts and the Army, but his experience as a waiter gives him, "the ability to read people and manipulate people."

We'll see if he makes the final cut when Survivor 3 debuts next season.

Burnett Takes Eco-Challenge

The latest reality TV show from Survivor creator Mark Burnett doesn't have a tribal council, and don't expect the contestants to turn on one another.

Eco-Challenge: Borneo, which premiered Sunday on USA Network, is an expedition race. Seventy-six four-person teams race over a 320-mile course that calls for them to kayak, mountain climb, horseback ride and hike.

The first team to cross the finish line — all members intact — wins. If a team member is lost because of fatigue, injury, sickness, or a team disagreement, the whole team gets disqualified.

The show will air on the USA Network over the next three nights, with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday.

What's Up, Doc?

Dr. Laura has been canned.

Controversial radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger debuted the TV show seven months ago, with great expectations that she would be come the new queen of all media. But the show was dogged low ratings and comments about homosexuality, which she referred to as "deviant" and "a biological error."

Nearly 100 companies dropped sponsorship in response to her remarks about gays, even though she later apologized for her remarks and claimed not to be homophobic.

"I have mixed feelings about the show ending after one season," Schlessinger said. "On the one hand, I'm relieved, because taping a one-hour show for television and then doing three live hours of radio every day was exhausting. On the other hand, I'm very proud of the show and sad we won't continue."

Several weeks of original episodes will air through September.

ABCNEWS.com's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross and ABCNEWS Radio contributed to this report.

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