“blue-collar” family will compete for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.

“blue-collar” family will compete for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.
ABC is almost done with production of The Family, a program that will watch “blue-collar” family members compete against each other for $1 million while staying in a West Palm Beach mansion. Hosted by George Hamilton and executive produced by Big Brother‘s Arnold Shapiro, the show will find family members who are voted out have to stay in the house; also, there is “a group of ‘secret trustees’ who actually guard the $1 million fortune,” whatever that means.

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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