president of Palau says nation is the number one choice for the next Survivor.

president of Palau says nation is the number one choice for the next Survivor.
Scouts for Survivor were expected to arrive yesterday in Palau, which is the show’s “No. 1 choice” for its next location, the nation’s president said. Palau–not to be confused with Pulau Tiga, the location for the first US show–is “[t]he westernmost archipelago in Oceania” and has “500 pristine, uninhabited islands,” including “the Rock Islands, a stunning network of raised limestone where verdant jungle drips into tantalizing aqua lagoons,” according to Guam Pacific Daily News. The paper reports “filming could start in September, running through to December and possibly January.” This would make it the likely location for Survivor 8, which will be an all-star edition.

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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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