America’s Got Talent renewed as injured man performs

NBC’s summer talent competition America’s Got Talent has unsurprisingly been renewed for a fourth season. The series “is the most-watched show of the summer and ranked third among programs in the adults 18 to 49 demographic,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday’s episode, opera singer Donald Braswell joined the top 40 thanks to viewer votes, filling a slot vacated by the Russian Bar Trio after one of its members was injured and the group had to drop out.

And the man who lost consciousness during rehearsals for the show earlier this week performed last night but will probably quickly be eliminated because his act, well, sucked. George the Giant became a human pinata and was beaten by children while chained and hanging upside-down.

NBC renews ‘America’s Got Talent’ [Hollywood Reporter]

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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