Brian wins Survivor Thailand.

Brian wins Survivor Thailand.
The alliance mastermind, used car salesperson, and porn star Brian Heidik won Survivor Thailand with four of the jury’s seven votes, beating Clay Jordan. Brian won immunity twice and along with Clay and Jan, ousted Helen after telling her she was safe, leading to a memorable final tribal council speech from her. She still gave her vote to Brian, however, as did Jan and Ted, who called Clay a “redneck.” The Chuay Jai tribe members all voted for Clay except Jake, giving Brian the fourth vote.
+ also: watch Brian and the final four on The Early Show.
+ and: Survivor Amazon starts Feb. 13, and Survivor 7 is currently casting.

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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