The Apprentice 3 debuts tonight.

The Apprentice 3 debuts tonight.
A year and 12 days after debuting the first season, and just over a month after the second season concluded, NBC kicks off The Apprentice 3 tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET with an hour-and-a-half premiere. The candidates are divided into two teams, “street smarts” and “book smarts.” Trump promises that this mix will yield “deeper, more emotional” boardrooms. “I think the emotion is what makes them amazing. There are some that are unbelievable,” he told the AP.

New and old candidates won’t be at Donald Trump’s Saturday wedding to Melania Knauss. Trump told the AP that he didn’t invite any Apprentice people. “I decided not to do that. I don’t think it would be appropriate. I’m trying to keep it down to a minimum.” That’s amusing, because, one, he’s assuming they’d actually want to go. Two, he’s assuming that those who do want an invite aren’t just waiting for an invitation for the next wedding, which we all know will come soon enough. Trump said he has plans to make sure this one lasts: “I’m going to devote more time to the wife.” Ah, yes, that should work, because referring to your life partner as an object certainly is a sign of relationship success.

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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