Fifth High School Reunion ends as TV Land renews the series

High School Reunion 5 comes to an end tonight, two weeks after one Chandler High School graduate accused another of being a prostitute, and then she accused her accuser of wanting to create a fake lesbian showmance.

Accusations of prostitution and schizophrenia among people in their late 30s equals high ratings, and this season has performed well for TV Land, “averaging 883,000 total viewers with a median age of 45,” the network said in a press release.

Because of that, TV Land has ordered a sixth season, which will be the third to air on the cable network. High School Reunion 6 will debut in the third quarter and follow 1989 graduates from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.

TV Land Orders Third Season of Hit Franchise “High School Reunion” [TV Land press release]

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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