Last Comic Standing 2 debuts tonight.

Last Comic Standing 2 debuts tonight.
The scandal-pocked Last Comic Standing 2 debuts tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. ET with a two-hour episode. Two judges, Brett Butler and Drew Carey, publicly expressed their displeasure when their choices were essentially overruled by network reps. Carey said the process “was crooked and dishonest.” Host Jay Mohr defends the network’s role to Zap2it.com, saying, “There’s not a comic alive that got ahead without somebody helping them, so this is just doing that at a network level. Unfortunately, a network has to be involved, because they have all the stations. … We’re lucky it’s two out of 10 and not 10 out of 10.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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