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LOVE IN THE WILD! SEASON FINALE TONITE! NBC the Gloucester Connection!

My Cousin from the left Coast, Cathy Frontiero Spiro (formally of the Fort!) informs me her Handsome Son Mike (aren’t all Frontiero Men Handsome?) has made it to the Season Finale of “Love in the Wild” http://www.nbc.com/love-in-the-wild/video/season-finale-preview/1347239

Hi, Cousin Paulie–
Tonight is the season finale of ‘Love in the Wild’ (ten pm on NBC) where my son Mike is one of the final contestants.
Hope you get to see this episode.  We are so excited and can’t wait to see the results.  Go Mike and Sam!!

Also, please tell Joey that I loved the new camera’s 16 minute video of his drive from the wharf in E. Glou to Essex –now, how about shooting the same drive from the ‘right’ side of the truck!!? We need fair and balanced coverage. Also appreciated the heartwrenching blog on storm survivor (Cousin Joe Marcantonio, ‘Starbound’) dedicated to our many fishing family and relatives –such a  well-done piece!
 
Sending some warm rays and good Cali weather to all you right Coasters–
Hugs,
Cousin Cathy from California

Check it out if you have nothing to do on the waterfront tonight!

Mike Spiro “His mother’s a Frontiero!”

 http://www.nbc.com/love-in-the-wild/video/week-7/1346302/

ALL HEART!!! OUR MEN THE SANFILIPPOS ENDURE ANOTHER WEEK ON EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE!

After overcoming an enormous time deficit our guys pushed through to avoid elimination on last night’s Expedition Impossible on ABC.

Joe, Nino and Gus Down In The Fish Hold Of The Captain Domenic

I’m telling you these guys are ALL HEART! 

THEY WILL NOT QUIT- WILL NOT BACK DOWN!   FISHERMAN’S PRIDE BABY!!!!

For all of our Insider Expedition Impossible Coverage Click Here For Other Pictures and Videos

Video- Watch Expedition Impossible Episode II Featuring Our Gloucester Fishermen The Sanfilippos

Don’t forget to watch Thursday Night at 9PM on ABC.  If you can’t watch the show, set your DVR to record it!

This clip is 26 minutes into the show, click the arrow to watch it on hulu-

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Here are some of the exclusive pictures I took of our Hometown Heros aboard The Sanfilippos Gloucester Dragger, The Captain Domenic-

I took one from down in the Fish Hold Looking Up at Them on deck

Joe, Gus and Nino

Our Buddy Gloucester Fisherman Joe Sans On Expedition Impossible Fiesta 5 K Race Results and Pictures

photos from GMG Photog extraordinaire David Cox-

Check out Nino, Joe and Gus On Expedition Impossible Thursday Night at 9PM on ABC

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Don’t forget to watch Expedition Impossible every Thursday night at 9PM on ABC.

Tonight Don’t Forget To Watch Our Boys The Gloucester MA Sanfilippo Fishermen On Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible TONIGHT!

-and if you are going to be at The Fiesta, don’t forget to set your DVR to record the whole series.

Joe Sanfilippo has told me that we will be proud of the work ethic and attitude from our hometown men- Nino, Joe and Gus Sanfilippo on the primetime network show which premiere’s on ABC tonight at 9PM!

Mark Burnett recently joined twitter and will be live tweeting during the show.  As you know Mark Burnett doesn’t spare any expense and the production values for this show will be over the top (like everything else he does, like Survivor for example).

Here are some pictures of Joe, Gus and Nino on their Gloucester Fishing Boat The Captain Domenic-

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From ABC-

In celebration of his new, epic summer reality series, “Expedition Impossible,” Mark Burnett will be up on Twitter at @MarkBurnettTV on Thursday, June 23 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET and PT, during the premiere of the show, to offer commentary on the exciting action taking place, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

In addition, ABC.com will host a live “Chat Party” during the airing of “Expedition Impossible,” where viewers can come to the site, take a look at Mark’s tweets and chat with other fans during the show.  The “Chat Party” will go live at 9:00 p.m., ET/6:00 p.m., PT on Thursday and remain live until the conclusion of the west coast airing at 10:00 p.m., PT.

For more on “Expedition Impossible,” visit ABC.com at http://abc.go.com/shows/expedition-impossible.

On the premiere episode, “Sun! Sand! Sahara!,” the 13 teams of ordinary Americans set out on the adventure of a lifetime across the ancient kingdom of Morocco, battling rugged terrain, untamable animals and each other. After facing the sand dunes of the Sahara and the cliffs of Todra Gorge, one team will be eliminated.

Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts the show.

Featuring high adventure and human drama, “Expedition Impossible” follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? And if one person quits, the entire team is eliminated. After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.

Here’s a four part video series I taped with the guys-

Video- Meet The Gloucester Fishermen From Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible

15 Minute Preview Of The First Episode of ABC’s Expedition Impossible Available Now Online Featuring Nino, Joe and Gus Sanfilippo from Gloucester MA

The show premieres the 23rd at 9PM on ABC. Don’t forget to set your DVR!
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Click here to see it, the screen shot above was taken from 5 minutes and 8 seconds in

For all of our Insider Expedition Impossible Coverage Click Here For Other Pictures and Videos

Here are some exclusive pictures we took aboard The Sanfilippo Gloucester Dragger The Captain Domenic-

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Nino and Gus Sanfilippo In The Fish Hold Of The Captain Domenic

We will bring you down to show you what it’s like in the fish hold of a dragger in one of the upcoming videos in our 4 part video series with the men who will be representing our community on Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible which will premiere June 23 at 9PM.

click the pic for the larger version

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Video- Meet The Gloucester Fishermen From Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible

For all of our Insider Expedition Impossible Coverage Click Here For Other Pictures and Videos

There is one thing I can guarantee you.  Just from knowing how much heart these guys have that you will never hear them utter the words “I quit” or “I can’t”.   You know how on these types of shows you see some dude who inevitably backs down from some challenge because they can’t take the heat?  I’d bet my life you will not see that from our boys from G-Town.

The show will premiere June 23 at 9PM on ABC.  Don’t forget to set your DVR to record the entire season!

Why You Can’t Trust Reality Shows

Anyone who knows their way around the North Shore knows that the opening scene from the Amazing Race when host Phil was on the rolling hill was Castle Hill In Ipswich and not Gloucester MA .  The rest of the scenes from Eastern Point Yacht Club and Gloucester Harbor were shot in Gloucester but there was no mention of Ipswich in any of the show.

Much like the editing of Survivor, I simply refuse to believe that Jimmy T was angry the whole time he was on the show like they would have you believe by watching it.  ANYONE who has been around Jimmy knows he is one of the funniest and warm hearted people you would ever want to meet.

The Mrs always scolds me when I talk about how skeptical I am of the way TV producers try to take you down a certain path in your mind trying to figure out what is going to happen next.  my guesses are always opposite of what the producers would have you believe because I feel like they are editing for maximum shock value when the end results are shown.  She’s always telling me “Can we just watch the show without all your conspiracy theories?”  After watching these two shows, and being fans of both shows for years and now seeing what I know to be true turned on it’s head I think skeptical is the way to go.

NBC’s Minute To Win It To Feature Melissa Busfield From Gloucester MA

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The August 24th "East VS. West" episode will feature Melissa Busfield from Gloucester, MA competing against Erica Sanchez from Orinda, CA for the million-dollar prize!

On August 24, it’s East vs. West as girls from opposite coasts compete for the grand prize. Melissa Busfield from Gloucester, Mass., competes against Erica Sanchez from Orinda, Calif., for the $1 million prize. Their first challenge is the game Paper Dragon, in which they must unspool two rolls of party streamers using only their hands and arms. The girls will compete head-to-head in the first three challenges and whoever wins the most out of the three challenges continues to compete for the $1 million. Later, Atlanta Hawk cheerleaders Stephanie Ming and Kaylin Reque compete as a team to win money to support their disabled parents.

 

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