group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.

group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.
Get to know The Real World Philadelphia a bit more tonight as MTV airs a hour-long preview special at 10 p.m. ET. It’s titled “Out of My Way, I’m Moving In: Tips For Getting Into The Real World.” Meanwhile, group of under-35 activists is credited with helping to bring The Real World back to Philadelphia after producers threatened to leave. In its profile of Young Involved Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer says that the group “played a key role in coaxing a miffed MTV to stick with its plan to film the reality show” in the city. A Bunim-Murray executive agrees, and praises the group: COO Joey Carson said YIP “is a great example of the power that regular people have to create positive change if they put their minds to it. They were able to quickly organize themselves to send a unified message that was heard loud and clear by the right people at the right time.”

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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