Two international versions of Paradise Hotel start taping, which could lead to second US version

The Villa Arabesque resort in Mexico, used for the original Paradise Hotel, will host back-to-back tapings of international versions of the show. Holland and Belgium are each shooting their own editions of the series there, according to C21Media. Production company TV Corp is also working on taking the show to “Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal.”

The good news for US fans is that the production company “is hoping that by building the format into a lower-cost European success story, the US door might open again,” C21Media reports.

Benelux checks into Paradise Hotel [C21Media]

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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