Marcellas hosting BB5 web talk show.

Marcellas hosting BB5 web talk show.
As if three episodes a week won’t be enough to satiate your appetite for scheming skanks and jackasses, Big Brother 5 is adding a daily half-hour talk show to its line-up every weekday. The talk show, however, won’t air on CBS, but on Starting Wednesday, Marcellas Reynolds and Gretchen Massey–both of whom appeared on Big Brother 3–will host the program, which will include “phone calls, fan e-mails, lengthy discussions of strategy and alliances and visits from former ‘Big Brother’ guests and recently evicted contestants,” reports. The show is called House Calls, and CBS claims it “is the first live Internet talk show produced exclusively for a television network.”

+ also: the show will air at 1 p.m. ET every weekday; call 323.CBS.1000 to participate.

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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