Trump: last season’s finale was a mistake; Apprentice 3 finale will last for one hour.

Trump: last season’s finale was a mistake; Apprentice 3 finale will last for one hour.
The exceedingly drawn-out, Regis Philbin-infected Apprentice 2 finale last December will not be repeated this year. Instead, the finale, broadcasting live from NYU will last for a single hour, airing on May 19. With this week’s episode, that means there are six episodes to go. At a press conference, Trump said, “At my insistence, I wanted it to be a one-hour finale. We ended up with a reunion and all of this nonsense. Nobody wants that. What they want is a finale where somebody gets fired.” Trump also said that Chris, who he’s systematically refused to fire, has “a problem. He’s got an anger management problem. We talked about it on the show. He truly is an angry guy.” Finally, Bill Rancic will remain in Trump’s clutches, and “will continue to work in sales and marketing on Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago,” the AP reports.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.