VH1 casting for Stage Moms, a show featuring child actors and their parents.

VH1 casting for Stage Moms, a show featuring child actors and their parents.
Six sets of child actors and their families will be the stars of a new show VH1 is planning called Stage Moms. Presently the network is casting LA and New York families for a two week pilot shoot; if successful, they’ll cast families everywhere for the series, which is expected to be shot over seven months. The show is “[s]aid to resemble the Bravo reality series The It Factor,” backstage.com reports, and “is about what stage mothers go through in their lives, professionally–as well as how this professional life influences their personal lives.”

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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.


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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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