Food Network casting for a fourth season of Next Food Network Star

After the third-season finale earning the network’s highest-ever ratings, The Next Food Network Star has been renewed for a fourth season.

Casting begins today with an open call in Seattle, and moves on to New York, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. Online or mailed applications are due by Oct. 12.

“Season four will tape and air in 2008,” Broadcasting & Cable reports.

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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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