second season of Newlyweds continues, Ashlee Simpson’s show debuts tonight.

second season of Newlyweds continues, Ashlee Simpson’s show debuts tonight.
The Simpson sisters and their dad own the 10 p.m. hour Wednesdays on MTV starting tonight. First, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica returns for a third season. Apparently, it’s a bit rougher this time, as The New York Post reports that “there’s some trouble in paradise” because Nick “has to cope with CaCee Cobb, Simpson’s best friend and road manager, who moves in with the couple while she’s looking for an apartment.” At 10:30, Jessica’s sister takes over with her new show, oddly titled The Ashlee Simpson Show. The series follows the former 7th Heaven star “as she signs her first record deal, writes her songs, auditions her band and records her very first album.”

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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