Jerry Springer hosting 10-week live Las Vegas America’s Got Talent show

America’s Got Talent 4‘s winner and performers will star in a 10-week live stage show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and former host Jerry Springer will return to host.

Planet Hollywood says the show, which starts Oct. 7, “will be headlined by this year’s million dollar winning act, as well as showcase the most popular performers seen on the television show,” so it’s basically a version of the American Idol and SYTYCD tours that take their finalists on the road. Tickets are $63.95 and performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Meanwhile, the Muppets will be on tonight’s results show, including Statler and Waldorf, who will “provide their signature commentary,” according to a 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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