BBC’s Fame Academy debuts tonight.

BBC’s Fame Academy debuts tonight.
Fame Academy, a show that follows a group of people living in a house and training to become pop stars, will debut tonight on BBC One at 2030 BST in the UK. The show will include both live performances and edited segments focusing on their lives in the house. While 11 of the cast members have already been selected, the 12th will be chosen by the audience during the show tonight.
+ plus: show based upon fame may be taped at N.C. School of the Arts.
+ and: Canadian Popstars group Sugar Jones heads to the UK.

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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