The Casino will end after this season.

The Casino will end after this season.
Either Mark Burnett misjudged America’s appetite for another heavily edited and smoothly produced follow-the-business owners around series, or FOX screwed up by freaking out about the show’s sexual content. Either way, their series The Casino hasn’t done well, and says the series “won’t return to FOX’s schedules after its summer run.” That’s largely because it “has averaged only 4.85 million viewers” so far this summer. Earlier, Mark Burnett said that the show would be “a nine-season, ongoing soap opera.” The seventh episode airs Monday; 13 episodes were produced.

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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