For Love or Money 3 debuts tonight.

For Love or Money 3 debuts tonight.
NBC kicks off the summer reality season with the debut of For Love or Money 3 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. This season’s twist, which isn’t exactly a secret: The women are all playing for either $1 million or $1; they don’t know that they might be whoring themselves for a buck, nor do they know that the guy knows. Speaking of not knowing, model Preston Mercer, who is the man in question, didn’t even know he was on NBC’s money-grubbing reality show. It’d be unfair to chalk this up to the fact that he’s a model, as producers lied to him and said he was on a show called “Adventures in Love.” Still, he had seen some previous episodes of the show, but “recognize host Jordan Murphy when he first met him,” TV Guide says.

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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