celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars.

celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars.
A celebrity edition of Big Brother was possibly going to air last month, with plans for a celebrity Survivor in the works; CBS president Les Moonves said Ray Romano and others “[had] expressed interest” in the latter. Both shows probably won’t happen now, according to Moonves, who tells Entertainment Weekly in the Nov. 8 issue, “We weren’t able to land the talent we’d hoped for.” The magazine quotes Romano who says he “was never going to do Big Brother … and the only way I would have done Celebrity Survivor is if it took place at a Hooters.” Even Danny Bonaduce turned the network down, saying he’s “trying to break away” from such shows.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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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