Big Brother 4 season extended by two episodes and will conclude Sept. 24.

Big Brother 4 season extended by two episodes and will conclude Sept. 24.
Rather than air the finale of Big Brother 4 opposite the debut of Survivor Pearl Islands, CBS has ordered two more episodes of the show, pushing its finale back to Sept. 24, the same evening that ABC debuts The Bachelor 4. Six house guests currently remain. Last week, the show revealed its latest twist, which involved allowing the house guests to bid on “how many weeks they would be willing to inflict a peanut butter and jelly diet on the entire” group; the winner bid the most number of weeks. As Jam! Showbiz reports, “Fans who have leveled harsh criticism at CBS and the show’s producers Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner for the lack of big money prizes and imaginative surprises this year, were swift in condemning the ‘twist’ as an absolute letdown.”

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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