WB’s Surreal Life will star M.C. Hammer, “Webster,” Mindy Cohn.

WB’s Surreal Life will star M.C. Hammer, “Webster,” Mindy Cohn.
The WB is launching a reality TV show that will be almost exactly like The Real World, except it will star C-, or even D-, list celebrities. The Surreal Life will star celebrities including “M.C. Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis of the 1980s sitcom ‘Webster,’ Mindy Cohn from ‘The Facts of Life,’ rocker Vince Neil of the band Motley Crue and former ‘Baywatch’ babe Brande Roderick,” Variety reports. They’ll live in a house for two weeks, which will result in a six-episode series airing on The WB this spring.

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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