Ice Road Truckers will become an action movie, is shooting its second season

The History Channel’s most-watched show ever, Ice Road Truckers, will become adapted into a feature film in addition to airing a second season on TV.

Variety reports that “Twentieth Century Fox has closed a rights deal to use the premise … as the basis for a tentpole action feature.” (A “tentpole” movie is one that is so big that it subsidies movies that aren’t as popular.) No writer, director, or producer has been announced. “Fox will hire a writer shortly and assign a producer to shepherd it,” according to Variety.

Meanwhile, the TV show has been renewed, and “[s]hooting on the second season is under way,” Variety says.

Fox drives ‘Truckers’ to bigscreen [Variety]

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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