NBC kills Endemol’s Chains of Love.

NBC kills Endemol’s Chains of Love.
First plans for Destination Mir are up in the air because of Russia’s plans to bring the space station down; now, NBC has cancelled plans for Chains of Love, production company Endemol’s show where one woman is literally chained to four guys for a week. Endemol wanted NBC to air the show in two-hour blocks; NBC said no way. Now, that commitment of 16 hours of programming will be divided among two other Endemol shows, “Sweet Revenge” and “Now or Neverland.” Endemol, you’ll recall, has a history of making horrific programming decisions; they’re the yahoos responsible for Big Brother.

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.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

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

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