E! picks up The Simple Life 4

Paris and Nicole have found a new home for their crap series. The Simple Life 4 was dumped by FOX in October, but E! announced today that they’ve picked up the series.

The 10 episode series, which began production in November, will air next spring. It will find Hilton and Richie in a Trading Spouses-style premise, tending to children, putting dinner on the table and otherwise playing house,” E! Online reports. They’ll be in separate houses, far away from each other.

The show will be subtitled “Till Death Do Us Part,” which is shorter than “We Ran Out of Ideas So We Just Ripped off Wife Swap.”

“The Simple Life” Lives [E! Online]

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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