Bachelor Host Says Show Was Not Scripted, Silverman Is Saved, Lost Is Not Lost, and More

by | March 3, 2009 at 6:04 PM | The Ticker

Here is your afternoon scoop:

Bachelor Host Says Episode Not Scripted: Bachelor host, Chris Harrison, said he was just as surprised as we were when Jason dumped Melissa. His reaction? “You’ve got to be joking!” He also adds that it was not scripted, as some are suggesting. “This isn’t good for us. I mean, the ratings were insane and all that, but we would’ve much rather had him end up with Melissa and have them get married. In the long run, that’s a better story for us,” he said.

Bachelorette Sounds Off: Past Bachelorette, Trista Sutter, was more angry than surprised, saying “I mean, what disappointed me as a mom is that he introduced both girls to Ty (Jason’s son). Melissa was around, and now she’s gone. What is Ty going to think?”

HSM Is Back: High School Musical 4 is shimmying back to television, with Disney bringing back the show in 2010, along with a whole new cast of characters. Just what we need: Zac Efron 2.0 and more legions of screaming tweens.

Greg Grunberg’s ‘Lost’ Twitters: To believe or not to believe a Twitter feed? That is the question. Ali Larter is speaking out about the pesky rumor that Lost is about to kick the bucket, after co-star Greg Grunberg twittered: “Tough to say goodbye to crew not knowing if any or all of us will return next year.” He later added “Don’t get me wrong, Heroes is coming back next year, but some crew take other jobs, so it’s tough.” Larter tells E! that no decision had been made about the fourth season, adding “Greg is a Twitter. Tell him to shush!”

Sarah Silverman Program Is Saved: Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, because the Sarah Silverman Program is back, with Comedy Central having just ordered ten episodes of the series. Last week it looked like the network would be slashing 20% of the show’s budget, angering the stars and producers of the funny show – enough so that its future was at stake. “Things were tough on Friday and over the weekend,” said Comedy Central president, Lauren Corrao. “We very much wanted the show, we just couldn’t come to an agreement for a budget that was acceptable and uncompromising to the producers and that we could afford.”