NBC looking for Restaurant diners.

NBC looking for Restaurant diners.
NBC is searching for diners to participate in the next season of The Restaurant. At renewal time, it wasn’t clear if the next season would follow Rocco or be set at Rocco’s; the casting call makes it seem like they’re going for Big Brother-esque diner drama, not megalomaniacal owner/chef drama. The breathless casting call says the network wants “fun, lively, and outgoing people who want to dine and share their stories with us,” including people who “are pregnant and want to share the exciting news,” are “trying to reconcile with an Ex and want to work it out,” and are “keeping a secret that [they'd] love to share.”

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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