Last Comic Standing house had “claws out” drama, “blood on the floor.”

Last Comic Standing house had “claws out” drama, “blood on the floor.”
NBC’s Last Comic Standing, which debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, follows 10 comics living in a house and competing for a Comedy Central special and a contract with NBC. Judges for the show include Phyllis Diller, Buddy Hackett and Joe Rogan. Host Jay Mohr tells Zap2it.com that he “wanted to be in the mix and create tension and drama… but it became clear very early that I was not needed. … We were in the house about five minutes before there was blood on the floor. … These are comics, they know how to take their claws out and they know how to use them.”

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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