Top Model renewed for seventh, eighth seasons; sixth season starts with retrospective

America’s Next Top Model will return for a seventh and eighth cycle, UPN announced yesterday. The show’s sixth season will debut in March.

One week before that March 8 premiere of Top Model 6, UPN will air “Where the Girls Are,” a one-hour special that “gives viewers an inside glimpse at the exciting lives of the models from all previous cycles who have parlayed their experience on the hit series into success,” according to a UPN press release.

Those featured will include “Top Model 5 winner Nicole Linkletter, Top Model 3 winner Eva Pigford, Top Model 2 winner Yoanna House, and Camille McDonald, who finished fifth during Yoanna’s season,” Reality TV World reports.

UPN Announced February Sweep Events [UPN press release]
UPN’s ‘America’s Next Top Model 6′ to premiere March 8 [Reality TV World]

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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