producer: “I have to keep myself motivated and interested.”

producer: “I have to keep myself motivated and interested.”
As Gretchen threatens to reveal the last castaway, because “everybody knows who the winner is,” Survivor‘s executive producer responded to questions about the possible revelation of the final four in the opening credits last Wednesday by saying he is “really having a game with myself. I just love certain things. You have to know I’m far from stupid. It’s for fun.”
+ also: Greg isn’t in the public eye right now “because Greg is Greg and Greg didn’t want to be on TV.”
+ plus: The two-hour finale on Aug. 23 will now feature a third hour–a live town hall meeting with all 16 contestants.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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