NBC’s Last Comic Standing 3, FOX’s The Complex both debut tonight.

NBC’s Last Comic Standing 3, FOX’s The Complex both debut tonight.
Here it comes: The fall reality TV season kicks off tonight with a couple of new show debuts. NBC brings the first two seasons of its comedy competition series face to face tonight with the debut of Last Comic Standing 3. A 90-minute “Battle of the Best” preview episode airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, followed by another new episode tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET. The comics are competing for $500,000–and bragging rights, of course. … Over on FOX, the network is giving its entire evening tonight to the debut of The Complex: Malibu. The series is a spin-off of an Australian show, The Block; during FOX’s version, “Eight couples will compete for the opportunity to restore and redecorate one of four units. … A panel of real estate professionals–an interior designer, a real estate agent and an architect–will rank the rooms from best to worst and help decide the couples’ fate: who stays and who goes. The renovated units will be sold at public auction, and the couple whose unit nets the highest-percentage profit will receive the profits from ALL of the units.” Yahoo has clips from the show.

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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