VH1 sets another record as 4.43 million people watched I Love New York’s premiere

The debut of I Love New York on Sunday set another record for VH1, proving that the decision to create a Flavor of Love spin-off was a good one.

A total of 4.43 million people watched on Monday, according to Variety. That “was the best start for a series in VH1 history,” and it beat the second season’s debut by more than one million viewers.

Previously, the former highest-rated debut in the network’s history was the premiere of Flavor of Love 2, which was watched by 3.3 million viewers.

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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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