NBC orders fourth season of Last Comic Standing

Even though the third season was somewhat of a dud, NBC has ordered a fourth season of Last Comic Standing.

That third-season “[q]uickie production was a predictable ratings disappointment, and ‘Comic’ was not renewed for a summer 2005 run,” Variety reports. But “NBC reality chief Craig Plestis remained a supporter of the skein, however, and the net has now decided to give the standup showcase another turn at the mic.”

Jay Mohr may or may not return as host; he “was vocal in his displeasure about the net’s handling of the skein’s third season,” according to Variety.

NBC’s ‘Comic’ still standing [Variety]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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