Celebrity Apprentice 2 debuts Sunday

NBC brings back The Celebrity Apprentice for its second season on Sunday night, with a two-hour premiere that starts at 9 p.m. ET. Its cast of 16 quasi-celebrities includes Joan and Melissa Rivers, Herschel Walker, Dennis Rodman, Tom Green, Annie Duke, and Clint Black, and Joan Rivers already spoiled the end of the season by revealing someone who made it to the final two.

The show taped last fall, and the economy affected the cast’s ability to raise money for charity, Trump and producers said earlier this year.

In an extended preview of the season, Donald Trump says this cast is better than last season’s, and also says he likes this format better than the original. “This show will be the best of all,” he says. Then again, when wasn’t whatever Donald was doing at that very minute the very best thing ever in the history of the planet?

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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