I’m a Celebrity cast includes Melissa Rivers and Tyson Beckford; will air live.

I’m a Celebrity cast includes Melissa Rivers and Tyson Beckford; will air live.
ABC won the legal challenge by Survivor producers and can now air I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here, so today the network announced the show’s cast: Tyson Beckford, Julie Brown, Bruce Jenner, Robin Leach, Melissa Rivers, Alana Stewart, and Stuttering John. They’ll live in the Australian rainforest for 15 days while the show airs live this February; ABC says the live broadcast over “15 consecutive nights” is “unprecedented.” Viewers will be able to vote via phone to force celebrities to participate in challenges and, “[i]n the final week, viewers vote to keep their favorite contestant in the camp.”

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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