Nashville Star 2 debuts tonight.

Nashville Star 2 debuts tonight.
USA Network’s Nashville Star 2 debuts tonight, going on a second nationwide search for a country music star. Tonight’s 90-minute episode, titled “The Road to Nashville,” starts at 10 p.m. ET, and follows the search for semi-finalists, and then the narrowing of those 20 semi-finalists to 10 finalists. Unlike American Idol, these country music folk cut to the chase; the entire series lasts only nine weeks. Live episodes begin next week with the addition of an 11th finalist who will be selected by viewers; call or vote online tonight.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.