Ethan wins Survivor Africa.

Ethan wins Survivor Africa.
Ethan Zohn is the winner of Survivor Africa, beating Kim Johnson in the final tribal council vote. Earlier in the episode, Kim won immunity and then Tom Buchanan was eliminated by a vote (contrary to CBS’ announced format of challenge eliminations), and then Kim won the final immunity challenge, and used her vote to eliminate Lex. The votes were revealed in a live studio, although it wasn’t noticeably a studio at first; there was no fatter-Colby, smoother-Tina redux, because the studio and contestants were made up to look almost exactly like they did when the show taped last year. Jeff Probst revealed the votes: 5 for Ethan (or Eathen, by Tom’s spelling) and 2 for Kim.
+ also: CBS will air a follow-up show, called Survivor: Return to Africa, next Thursday night.

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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