FOX talking sequel after second Simple Life episode; only five episodes remain.

FOX talking sequel after second Simple Life episode; only five episodes remain.
The second episode of The Simple Life was watched by 13.3 million people, about 200,000 more viewers than watched the premiere, prompting FOX to talk about a sequel. Mike Darnell says, “There is some discussion of that right now” because the show “took off much more quickly than we imagined. The ratings on Wednesday mean there was great word of mouth,” he told the New York Daily News. Horrifyingly, only five more episodes of the show remain.
+ also: despite shunning interviews, Paris may show up on SNL (third-to-last item).

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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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