Global Extremes ends today with 8.5 hour live broadcast from Mt. Everest.

Global Extremes ends today with 8.5 hour live broadcast from Mt. Everest.
Outdoor Life Network’s Global Extremes: Mt. Everest will conclude this afternoon with an eight and a half hour live broadcast from Mt. Everest that ends with the finalists reaching the summit, assuming all goes well. Fifty years ago next Thursday, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit; today, the show’s five finalists join many other groups (including climbers from India, China and South Korea, and the US that have already reached the summit) in commemorating that event. OLN’s coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET and continues until midnight. The network hoped it would be the first to air live footage from the top, but they were beaten by two Tibetans whose video aired live on China Central Television.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.