Idol producers sue Peruvian show.

Idol producers sue Peruvian show.
Ironically, the producers of a FOX show are suing another show for copyright infringement, for essentially stealing their ideas. Of course, that’s never ever happened on FOX before. FremantleMedia, the company that produces American Idol, is suing Panamericana, a network that has produced a Peruvian, Spanish-language knock-off of Idol called Superstar. “‘American Idol’ producers alleged that ‘Superstar’ infringes on their copyright. The lawsuit lists the similarities between the two shows, including having two supportive judges and a caustic one,” the AP reports. “They want Panamericana Television SA to be barred from showing ‘Superstar’ in the United States.”

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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