Changing Rooms ending after eight years.

Changing Rooms ending after eight years.
The British series that spawned Trading Spaces and thousands of other home decorating shows will be ending after its current season. Eight years and fifteen seasons after its debut, Changing Rooms is concluding “after the final run in the autumn, but four specials episodes have been planned for next year,” the BBC reports. “A spokeswoman for the BBC said they plan to develop more shows based on family relationships and money.” The show is currently hosted by former designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen; previously it was hosted by Carol Smillie.

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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