Beauty and the Geek may be revived on a new network

The CW put Beauty and the Geek on hiatus last spring, and has since cancelled it, following a very low-rated fifth season that began with a premiere that was watched by only half the previous season’s premiere’s audience.

But the show may soon find new life on another network. Twentieth Century Fox Television co-chair Gary Newman called the show a “significant success” in a conversation with TV Week, and said it may be revived, although not on The CW.

“We’re in conversations about finding another home for it and producing new episodes. And I think that’s probably likely to happen soon. It’s a format that sold in many countries around the world. It’s turned into a nice, profitable business,” Newman said.

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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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