Trading Spaces reveals rooms live on The Today Show this week.

Trading Spaces reveals rooms live on The Today Show this week.
For the first time, the new rooms created on Trading Spaces will be revealed live on TV, as part of a three-day series on The Today Show. The segments are scheduled to air between the 8 and 9 a.m. hour today and tomorrow, with the live reveals happening Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. The homes are located in Plano, Texas, and the designers are Gen and Vern, assisted by Ty.

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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