editing for live Trading Spaces reveal show will be done in just three nights.

editing for live Trading Spaces reveal show will be done in just three nights.
Saturday, Trading Spaces will reveal rooms designed by Doug and Hildi to homeowners live from Las Vegas. That presents “a major technical challenge for the show’s production staff,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal Reports, since the show normally takes two weeks to edit. Instead, executive producer Denise Cramsey says “we’ll be doing it in three nights,” with the homeowners having to wait until Saturday evening to see their rooms. She “expects that live show to draw the ‘best ratings ever.'” Paige says the live reveal won’t be all that different, because “the reveals are always done in one take anyway. … Once you get those reactions, that’s it. You can’t fake that. It’s like live theater.”

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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