Trading Spaces Family debuts Sunday.

Trading Spaces Family debuts Sunday.
Trading Spaces Family debuts on Sunday, giving neighbors and their kids a chance to redo each others’ rooms. The new show debuts at 7 p.m. ET; executive producer Kathy Davidov tells USA TODAY that they “want to have a show that families could watch together on Sunday night, but we won’t have spinoffs to the point you don’t recognize the show. This is just expanding the brand as we know it.” Its carpenter, who has already shown up on the regular series, is a 26-year-old carpenter-turning-actor named Carter Oosterhouse; Zap2it.com and USA TODAY both profile him.

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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