shows announce Jan., Feb. debuts.

shows announce Jan., Feb. debuts.
Get ready to spend the beginning of next year firmly planted on your ass: A bunch of shows have announced their January (and early February) premiere dates. The month will start off with the crowning of the World Idol on Jan. 1. In the middle of January, America’s Next Top Model returns on the Tuesday the 13th at 9 p.m. ET. The next day, both Celebrity Mole Yucatan and The Bachelorette 2 will debut on Jan. 14. The following week, American Idol 3 will debut Survivor All-Stars will debut Feb. 1, immediately after the Super Bowl, just like Survivor Australia did two years ago. As CBS reminds us, that was “the second highest rated and most watched post Super Bowl program since the advent of people meters.” CBS also says the winner will receive $1 million; none of that charity crap for these past players.

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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