Pop Idol 2 has received twice the number of applications as the first series.

Pop Idol 2 has received twice the number of applications as the first series.
The UK’s Pop Idol concluded a year ago yesterday, but the show is still casting for its second season. However, so far, it has received around 20,000 applications, twice the number that were received for the first series. Applications are due Feb. 28; auditions begin in May; the show will air late this summer. A spokesperson said that the show is once again hoping to audition everyone who applies.

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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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