Julie Chen gets another CBS job along with other reality show stars

Big Brother host Julie Chen is leaving one CBS show for another: She’ll co-host CBS’ new knock-off of The View, which has famous mothers as its cast, including a bunch of other reality stars: The Apprentice runner-up Holly Robinson Peete, America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, and Dancing with the Stars contestant and Dance Your Ass Off host Marissa Jaret Winokur. Sara Gilbert and Leah Remini are also on the panel.

With the new show debuting this fall, Julie “will no longer serve as a daily anchor on ‘The Early Show,’ though she will continue to appear on the newscast,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

On the as-yet-untitled series, the “panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities who will examine topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of mothers” and “was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer,” according to CBS.

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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