strong Surreal Life 3 debut leads to fourth season, Flava Flav, Brigitte Nielsen series.

strong Surreal Life 3 debut leads to fourth season, Flava Flav, Brigitte Nielsen series.
VH1 was so impressed with the ratings for the first season of The Surreal Life 3 that it has renewed the series. The 1.7 million people who tuned in made it the biggest debut for a VH1 series ever. In addition, Variety reports that the series’ producer “says he is already working on a series project revolving around ‘Surreal Life’ housemates rapper Flava Flav and action star Brigitte Nielsen.” Casting for the fourth season will begin soon.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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