Bravo renews Cirque du Soleil series.

Bravo renews Cirque du Soleil series.
Bravos has renewed its Cirque du Soleil reality series, which recently won two Canadian Gemini awards. The new season, called Cirque du Soleil: Solstrom, “encompasses classic Cirque du Soleil acts with amazing new performances,” a Bravo press release says. That seems to imply that it won’t follow the same show development format as last season. The series begins airing in Canada Nov. 30 on CBC, but Bravo has yet to announce an air date in the US. A CBC press release says that “in every episode, viewers enter a world laced with elements from situation comedy, burlesque theatre, acts from Cirque du Soleil’s many live shows and special circus performances.”

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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