NASCAR, gay country singers, Mayflower all may get reality TV shows.

NASCAR, gay country singers, Mayflower all may get reality TV shows.
New concepts for reality TV shows keep coming. FX and NASCAR may team up to produce a show “involving the stock car racing circuit” and “would definitely be unscripted,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. No other details have been planned; they’re expected to make a deal within the next couple months. … Songwriter Larry Dvoskin is currently recruiting people to find “the first openly gay male country singer” for a show he “hopes to produce in summer 2003″. He doesn’t yet have a network but says “[t]he response has been tremendous” from possible contestants. … In the UK, ITN is planning a Big Brother-style show aboard a replica of the Mayflower originally intended to be used as a tourist attraction. After the ship is built within the next two years, it may “[retrace] the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers which set off from the Mayflower Steps nearly 400 years ago.”

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Verlox from The Quest

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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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