FOX pulls ratings loser Next Great Champ, moves it to FOX Sports Net.

FOX pulls ratings loser Next Great Champ, moves it to FOX Sports Net.
FOX and Oscar De La Hoya’s The Next Great Champ has tanked so much that FOX is pulling it off its broadcast network. The show will move to cable, though, airing Sundays at 6 on FOX Sports Net, debuting this Sunday with a marathon of the first four episodes. FOX’s entertainment president Gail Berman said in a statement, “Despite its loyal core audience, the underlying boxing theme of the series has proved too narrow for us. In the end, it belongs on an outlet better suited to serve the boxing fan.” This should serve as a lesson to Mark Burnett and others who are tempted to mount a legal challenge because it appears as though someone has stolen your idea: Don’t bother suing over crap.

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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