Martha’s Apprentice concludes tonight

NBC executives can relax after tonight, when the ratings dud that was The Apprentice: Martha Stewart concludes with a one-hour finale at 9 p.m. ET. Martha will select either Dawna or Bethenny as her apprentice, although she’s not thrilled with any of the candidates.

Speaking of asshat candidates, Jim talks to TV Guide, and naturally reveals himself to be so camera-aware it shames most of the Real World kids. He says things that remind us why we hate him and his fakeness so much, such as, “I know that jumping up on the kitchen counter in my bare feet pounding my chest like a gorilla is probably going to make it on television.” Yes, and it made it on TV; you must be very proud. I could continue to quote from the interview, but I’m going to stop making fun of him now, because, naturally, it just fuels his ego. “My wife’s like, ‘It’s so awful!’ and I’m like, ‘No, no, no, I love it!'”

The Apprentice: Martha Stewart [Yahoo!]

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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