Canadian Idol debuts tonight.

Canadian Idol debuts tonight.
The northern part of North America searches for its idol tonight when Canadian Idol debuts on CTV at 8 p.m. ET. The show’s host is Ben Mulroney, the son of Canada’s former prime minister, who says he “been a huge fan since the very first episode of American Idol.” Judged by a panel of four judges, the show’s schedule is as follows: the audition process will consume the first three episodes, the top 30 will be selected on June 30, elimination episodes will start July 7, and a winner will be crowned Sept. 16.
+ also: with Canadian Idol, Canadians are now longer prevented from participating in shows they watch.

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.

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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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