new Queer Eye season starts tonight; Gal Pals pseudo-spinoff announced.

new Queer Eye season starts tonight; pseudo-spinoff Gal Pals announced.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy returns tonight with a new episode airing on Bravo at 10 p.m. ET. The Fab Five, $5,000 richer per episode, will make over a postal worker who once was a male model and now has “a terrific family, a lovely home and interesting hobbies.” However, “he’s accumulated a long mane of hair and a shaggy beard that make him look more like a cave dweller than a suburban dad.” … Meanwhile, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl will indeed be a reality, but it’s not going to be called that. And despite the fact that it will feature five gay men making over straight women, the show “is not deemed to be a spinoff,” Television Week reports. The show will be called Gal Pals, and half-hour episodes will air in syndication starting next fall.

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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