ABC plans reality TV show that will follow troops fighting overseas.

ABC plans reality TV show that will follow troops fighting overseas.
Jerry Bruckheimer, The Amazing Race‘s executive producer, and Bertram van Munster, the creator of Cops, are teaming up to produce Profiles From the Front Line, a 13-episode show for ABC that “will follow U.S. troops as they combat terror in global hot spots such as Afghanistan, the Philippines and South America.” The series, which van Munster says will “have a pro-military, pro-American stance,” will likely debut this summer.

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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