Real World renewed for five more years.

Real World renewed for five more years.
The Real World will be around for at least five more seasons, including the currently-taping 16th season in Austin. That’s “the largest series deal in its history,” Mediaweek reports, and will eventually bring its total to 20. Two more seasons of the Challenge, which MTV’s Brian Graden called “an instant hit,” have been ordered, allowing past cast members to postpone entering the real work force. As reality blurred reported yesterday, Road Rules is apparently dead in the water: MTV’s announcements included no info about that series, although a spokesperson told the New York Post simply that “[n]o decision has been made.”

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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