Canadian Idol announces cities; Edmonton and Ottawa not included.

Canadian Idol announces cities; Edmonton and Ottawa not included.
Canadian Idol will hold auditions in April and May in seven cities, but Edmonton and Ottawa are not among the locations. The competition is open to those 16 to 26 years old. Also, CTV says it will air the series this summer, beginning in June, for a total of 24 episodes.
+ plus: man who sued American Idol launches–surprise!–his own talent search.
+ and: “ideas for [American Idol] spinoffs.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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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