Queer Eye spoof Straight Plan for the Gay Man debuts on Comedy Central.

Queer Eye spoof Straight Plan for the Gay Man debuts on Comedy Central.
Starting tonight, the Flab Four begin their quest to “makeover a new gay friend and give him a crash course on the secrets of straight male life.” Newsweek states the obvious: “Why any self-respecting gay man would have such a dream is unclear.”

That hasn’t stopped Comedy Central, which debuts Straight Plan for the Gay Man tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Reviews are mixed: The Advocate isn’t happy, obviously, saying the show “doesn’t parody the original Bravo series, it mocks what most gay men are insecure about–seeming ‘too gay’ or not ‘straight-acting’ enough.”

But the Hollywood Reporter disagrees, saying the series “tackles both hetero and gay stereotypes with a wink and a nod.” On tonight’s premiere episode, which is the first of only three episodes, “A gay fashion executive gets trained to be a butch meatpacker complete with flannel-covered meat-rack bachelor pad.” Fabulous.

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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