NBC orders fourth season of The Biggest Loser

NBC began casting for The Biggest Loser 4 five months ago, but the network only today announced that the show had been picked up for a fourth season.

NBC’s Kevin Reilly promises that “The producing team has come up with unique ways to keep the series fresh and we anticipate the next cycle will continue to produce life-changing results for the contestants and jaw-dropping reveals for the viewers.”

And executive producer JD Roth says they are “very fortunate to have yet another year of helping overweight Americans reclaim their lives.” And product-place more Jello. Don’t forget that, JD.

NBC’s Popular Alternative Series ‘The Biggest Loser’ Weighs in on a Fourth Season [NBC press release]

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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