CBS orders two more seasons of Survivor

CBS has ordered a 13th and 14th season of Survivor, which is currently in its 11th season.

In a statement, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said the network “look[s] forward to taking audiences to more exotic locations next season,” which is ironic considering that next season, the 12th, will be again set in Panama, as reality blurred exclusively reported this morning, and is also the final season for which Jeff Probst is under contract.

As Mediaweek notes, the “show ranks 7th” and “is averaging 17.6 million viewers.” That makes it the most-watched reality series on the air right now. Of course, Idol returns in January and will likely dominate in the ratings once again.

CBS to Offer 2 Survivors Next Season [Mediaweek]
Cbs Orders Two Additional Editions of “Survivor” For the 2006-2007 Season [CBS press release]

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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