Top Model 4 debuts in March; show has been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons.

Top Model 4 debuts in March; show has been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons.
The show that has become UPN’s version of Survivor is sticking around for a long time to come. The fourth season of America’s Next Top Model will debut on March 2, and UPN is renewing the series for two more seasons. UPN President Dawn Ostroff said, “The three cycles have broken ratings record. Additionally, the move to Wednesdays has increased ratings among young women in the triple digits.” Other reality shows are also headed to the network; the search for a temporary new TLC member, R U the Girl with T-Boz & Chilli, will kick off this summer. However, according to TV Week, Ostroff said that Amish in the City will not be returning.

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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