TAR 17 cast, including another beauty queen, identified; elimination order spoiled

The sleuths at Reality Fan Forum have kept up their identification of Amazing Race 17 teams. Earlier, when the season was still taping (it ended production in mid-June), the site identified four beauty queens but then retracted two.

They’ve now added another beauty queen (warning: spoilers). She’s Miss Oregon 2004 Brook Roberts. They also have information about how these and other teams did, so if you want to be spoiled about locations and eliminations, read this discussion thread.

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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