America’s Next Top Model 4 debuts, Missy Elliott’s Road to Stardom concludes.

America’s Next Top Model 4 debuts, Missy Elliott’s Road to Stardom concludes.
UPN’s cornerstone program moves to LA for its fourth season, which starts tonight. America’s Next Top Model 4 debuts at 8 p.m. ET, and will be followed by the conclusion of Missy Elliott’s reality series Road to Stardom at 9. Either Deltrice, Jessica, or Matthew will win $100,000 and be signed to Missy’s record label, which will release the performer’s first single. On Top Model, 14 models will expose themselves to Janice Dickinson’s withering (literally) insults. They’ll also compete for “an opportunity to be managed by Ford Models, a fashion spread in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl.” Although there are no plus-sized models this cycle, Tyra says of this group, “Most of the girls on our show–as thin as they may look–in the fashion industry they might not be so accepted, in terms of that body type.”

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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