third Making the Band 2 season debuts tonight; Da Band moves in with P. Diddy.

third Making the Band 2 season debuts tonight; Da Band moves in with P. Diddy.
The third season of Making the Band 2, which follows P. Diddy’s creation of the hip-hop group Da Band, debuts tonight on MTV at 10 p.m. ET. As MTV says, this season, “Diddy moves all six group members into his house.” The group has sold more than half a million copies of its album, Too Hot for TV, and last season the show had “an average of 2.3 million viewers tuning into each episode,” USA TODAY reports. The paper promises that “The hissy fits, fistfights, spectacular tantrums and shopping sprees of the six kids from various backgrounds, trying to make it as a band under P. Diddy’s supervision, continue tonight.”

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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.

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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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