Bunim-Murray searching for WB’s Lost in the USA cast members.

Bunim-Murray searching for WB’s Lost in the USA cast members.
Bunim-Murray is searching for cast members for Lost in the USA, a show for the WB that seems like a hybrid of Road Rules, Boot Camp, and Lost. “Each week, four teams will run a manic 48 hour gauntlet of tests, tasks, and time trials that could take them anywhere in the U.S.A.,” the show’s site says. Open casting calls–for individuals or groups–are being held in Boston (June 16), Philadelphia (June 23), New Orleans (June 23), Charlotte, N.C. (June 29), Chicago (June 30), Dallas (July 4), Detroit (July 7), and Cleveland (July 11).

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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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