Real Housewives of Orange County return tonight

The third season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. And starting at 8 a.m. ET, the network will air a marathon of the entire second season.

The show has lost Jo and Slade, but adds Tamra Barney; returning are Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough, Lauri Waring, and Tammy Knickerbocker.

The season will include the death of Tammy’s ex-husband, and beyond that, Bravo promises that their “lives are moving fast with their mounting family, career and community dramas. Their lives intertwine in new ways in the third season, with even more heartbreak and secrets, all set against the staggering wealth of their Orange County communities. They will do whatever it takes to keep up appearances in one of the most stylish communities in the country.”

Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo]

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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