MTV polling viewers about which Road Rules cast members should return

As part of the new viewer-controlled Road Rules, MTV is asking viewers which cast members should return for the 14th season of the show.

Most, but not all, of the show’s cast members from its 13 seasons seem to be included. There’s no indication that this poll is anything but a poll, but I suspect those who will win the online poll will be the ones who never left MTV, not the ones who might actually be interesting to watch again.

Just seeing the names of the first and second season cast members–those who haven’t returned to age in front of our eyes on the Challenges like Allison, Los, Kit, Devin, and Effie–made me a little nostalgic for the old cross-country format, before the show went all silly and Survivor on us.

Road Rules 14 [MTV]

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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