Dr. Fad looking for The Next Trump; NBC looking for big losers, others.

Dr. Fad looking for The Next Trump; NBC looking for big losers, others.
The guy who calls himself Dr. Fad is looking for 10 kids who want to be The Next Trump. The creator of the Wacky WallWalker is conducting “a nationwide search for 10 of the country’s most intelligent and innovative children who will face the challenge of matching his creative wits, while coping with fame in the spotlight, on a new television show pilot-series,” a press release says. Kids who have an invention are invited to apply for the network-less series. Submissions are due Monday, and Dr. Fad promises that he “will provide personalized advice on how to make your dream invention a reality to all submissions,” regardless of whether or not they are selected for the series. Meanwhile, NBC is looking for losers. For its show The Biggest Loser, an “inspirational” show, the network wants people who will lose weight “the old-fashioned way, without liposuction or gastric bypasses,” according to Zap2it.com. NBC is also casting for The Hilton Project, Paris Hilton’s mother’s upcoming series.

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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