The Apprentice: Martha Stewart debuts tonight

Martha Stewart made her return to television last week with her daytime show, but her most anticipated show debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET. That’s when NBC will air The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, giving Martha 16 apprenti to mold and shape and dismiss.

Alexis Stewart, Martha’s daughter and one of her two advisors, told reporters, “Spending all this time with them (the candidates), it is fabulous. You really find the best person. When people walked in, I was like, `Loser, winner, loser’ and I was completely wrong.”

Martha says that, unlike Donald Trump, “I don’t like firing people. I don’t think I’ve ever said it even when I should have.” Perhaps that explains her exceptionally lame dismissal catchphrase.

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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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