Corinne, Sean are Next Action Stars.

Corinne, Sean are Next Action Stars.
NBC’s Next Action Star ended its run last night after skipping an episode, and Corinne Van Ryck de Groot and Sean Carrigan were named the new action stars. They’ll star in the made-for-TV movie “Bet Your Life” next Wednesday on NBC, and each get $25,000. The Ottawa Sun talks to Corinne, who was a former Ottawa cop, and who says she’d “never” do a show like this again; she’s moving to LA to take acting classes, and “said agents have been calling and she’s already lined up one business deal to market exercise videos and clothing.” By the way, NBC has helpfully posted a recap for episode nine, which never aired.

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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