The Benefactor concludes tonight.

The Benefactor concludes tonight.
Three episodes become one in tonight’s final episode of The Benefactor, which airs at 8 p.m. ET. Hailed as the first Apprentice clone, it turned out to be less formulaic and more tailored to Mark Cuban’s personality. The three who’ve managed not to piss him off or fail any of the tests for success are Dominic, Femia, and Linda. ABC has already spoiled the final twist in its previews (so stop reading if you haven’t seen them and don’t want to know). After each finalist gets a minute to plead their case, Mark Cuban will separately tell both of the final two players that they’ve lost–presumably to gauge how well they take the news, and to hopefully produce at least one fun-to-watch meltdown. Then, he’ll give one of them $1 million of ABC’s cash.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.