Joe Schmo finale beats UPN, WB.

Joe Schmo finale beats UPN, WB.
With 3.4 million viewers, the first hour of The Joe Schmo Show finale “was the highest-rated episode of an original series on the network since September 2000,” Zap2it.com reports. The show also beat The WB and UPN among 18- to 49-year-olds. About a million fewer viewers kept watching for the hour-long interview with Matt, but even that was “230 percent better than the same time period a year ago.”

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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