USA planning The Real Cannonball Run 2001.

USA planning The Real Cannonball Run 2001.
In part to commemorate “the 30th anniversary of the cross-country race that inspired the 1981 Burt Reynolds movie ‘The Cannonball Run,'” USA Network will air The Real Cannonball Run 2001 this August, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The race will “will follow six teams of contestants as they traverse the country in souped-up vehicles in a race to California from New York to collect a $100,000 prize,” the paper reports.

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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