ABC and Bachelor producer plan Joe Millionaire copy featuring two men.

ABC and Bachelor producer plan Joe Millionaire copy featuring two men.
The Bachelor/ette producer Mike Fleiss will next produce for ABC a show that’s a rip-off of Joe Millionaire. Rich Guy, Poor Guy will feature, sort of obviously, two guys, one rich and one poor; the gaggle of women chasing them won’t know who is the rich one and who is the poor one. Fleiss doesn’t hide the fact that this show is inspired by FOX’s program: “Based on the success of ‘Joe Millionaire’ and the whole is-it-for-love-or-money vibe, we decided to go forward with this project,” Variety reports he said. There will be some twists, however; the women will live in both a mansion and a trailer park-type place, and when the final women decide whether or not to stay with the men, they’ll be able to get married right then.

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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