Martha’s Apprentice moves to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays

How do you solve a problem like Martha? Move her to 9 p.m. ET. NBC is dealing with decreasing ratings by changing the show’s timeslot from 8 p.m. on Wednesdays to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The move comes after Martha tied Tyra’s America’s Next Top Model on Wednesday, so as of next week, the shows will not compete with one another. Or as Defamer gracefully puts it, “Tyra Banks has grabbed a fistful of Martha Stewart’s blonde hair and told the ex-con lifestyle empress to get her gang of ass-kissing honkies off her Wednesday night turf.”

As a result of NBC’s brilliant move, Martha will now face much easier competiton: ABC’s Lost, the number three show in the country, which on Wednesday was watched by an average of 22.7 million people.

NBC Flips Apprentice: Martha and E-Ring [Mediaweek]
Martha Menaced By Pretty Anorexics [Defamer]

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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