next House show: singles will search for love in Jane Austen’s time.

next House show: singles will search for love in Jane Austen’s time.
The UK’s Channel 4 is planning a new historical immersion reality TV show that will place participants in 1811, the Regency period of English history that was captured in Jane Austen’s novels and populated by people including Lord Byron and Napoleon. In an apparent departure from Manor House, which is now airing on PBS and was known as Edwardian Country House in the UK, the show will primarily be open to unattached singles under 35 who will spend three months this summer “looking for the perfect partner in a sumptuous 18th century stately home.” Applications are being accepted for gentlemen and ladies, and for chaperones who will accompany the women. The show is also looking for a dandy. No word on an airdate or whether or not the show will also air on PBS.

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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