Ty will host ABC’s Extreme Makeover.

Ty will host ABC’s Extreme Makeover.
A new edition of ABC’s Extreme Makeover tomorrow night will be hosted by Trading Spaces carpenter Ty Pennington. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which debuts at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, is sort of like Trading Spaces on acid. It involves “a team of designers, 100 workmen and even the neighbors, [who] have just seven days to completely renovate an entire house–every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping.” Even better, the designers live together in a bus for added drama. Ty is humble about his new gig: “I’m like McGyver. I can make junk look fantastic. We had a bigger budget on this one, but by the time you started construction, there wasn’t much left.”

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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