Top Model 11 now casting

One day after the debut of America’s Top Model 10, producers began casting for the show’s 11th season. The announcement calls the show a “dramality series,” continuing the use of a term that only Tyra’s reality show uses.

As usual, the show wants “females, ages 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a minimum height requirement of 5’7″ tall,” according to a press release.

Open casting calls are Saturday in Boston, Tuesday in San Francisco, March 1 in Dallas, March 5 in Atlanta, March 8 in Chicago, and March 15 in New York, March 22 in Miami, and March 29 in Los Angeles.

The CW Network’s Hit Dramality Series “America’s Next Top Model” Holds Open Casting Calls… [CW press release]

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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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