FOX plans summer Paradise Hotel.

FOX plans summer Paradise Hotel.
FOX will air a series this summer that offers its cast nothing more than the opportunity to live for a period of time in a hotel. Paradise Hotel will follow 12 singles, six men and six women, who live in a resort and vote one person out of the resort each week. While someone goes home every week, a viewer will become part of the show, joining the remaining cast at the hotel. There are no prizes except the resort stay, although FOX promises “a final twist at the end of the series,” The Guardian reports. Starting June 16, two one-hour episodes will air each week, on Monday and Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET, for eight weeks.

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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