Battle of the Network Reality Stars ends tonight, followed by Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion

After the crap, literally, that went down between past reality cast members on Kill Reality, Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars never had a chance. Add in the exceptionally lame challenges that were trumped years ago by Fear Factor, and production design that consists solely of colorful flags and things painted in bright colors, and the show was almost destined to fall on its face.

In any case, the show concludes tonight at 9 p.m. ET–opposite the debut of Lost, which should really help its numbers.

Afterwards, we’ll have more fun with Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion, hosted by Kathy Griffin (who else?). The show airs at 10 p.m. ET, and with 52 reality cast members showing up to snipe at each other and answer Kathy’s questions, it should be a good time, particularly if Kathy Griffin calls them on their b.s. It should also be fun to watch them try to fight for camera time, since there’s no way they can all talk in an hour.

Battle of the Network Reality Stars and Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion [Bravo]

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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