Big Brother 3 debuts tonight.

Big Brother 3 debuts tonight.
The show that barely looked like it would survive its first season is back for a third round as CBS debuts Big Brother 3 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The show will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET, with Thursdays featuring the live eviction. In addition to the live feeds available for a fee, Canada’s Jam! Showbiz will be updating its Big Brother 3 site 24/7. What can we expect this year? NO one knows, but the Sacramento Bee thinks it will be “continued monotony” for the sake of ratings and USA TODAY expects the show, complete with “spectacularly incompetent” host Julie Chen, to be “reliably loathsome”. Let the fun begin!

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.