NBC’s Weakest Link debuts tonight.

NBC’s Weakest Link debuts tonight.
As cool as it is to hear a middle-aged British woman saying, “You are the weakest link. Goodbye.,” the show’s pretty much a game show–despite the fact that NBC is shamelessly trying to promote it as some sort of bastard cousin of Survivor. Still, The Weakest Link premiere tonight at 8 p.m. ET is reality TV news because Richard Hatch was, back in January, being considered as host. Rich taped a pilot; so did the British host, Anne Robinson, who got the gig.

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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