ESPN will select SportsCenter anchor via reality TV competition.

ESPN will select SportsCenter anchor via reality TV competition.
The next anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter may be selected via a competition-oriented show the network is planning. Dream Job “will invite aspiring sportscasters to submit audition tapes for consideration in an American Idol-style competition,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will follow contestants as they compete in categories such as “play-by-play, sideline reporting, one-on-one interviews and SportsCenter highlight voice-overs. Viewers and a panel of judges are likely to decide the winners.” Applications are not yet being accepted and there’s no word on when the series, which is still in development, will debut.

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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