The Apprentice is moving to Mondays

With The Office and My Name is Early occupying The Apprentice‘s former time slot on Thursday evenings and performing well there, Donald Trump’s series has no choice but to move. And move it will: For its fifth season, the series is heading to Mondays.

When The Apprentice 5 debuts on Feb. 27, it will air at 9 p.m. ET on Monday evenings. There, it will be paired with Deal or No Deal, which NBC apparently plans to air at least weekly, although not yet quite as frequently as ABC’s Who Wants to be Annoyed at How Often We Air This Show.

NBC’s Kevin “Reilly said he hoped the match between ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘The Apprentice’ would reinvigorate ‘The Apprentice’ starring Donald Trump,” The New York Times reports.

NBC Ending ‘West Wing’ and ‘Will & Grace’ [New York Times]

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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