Survivor 23, 24 applications due Tuesday

Applications for Survivor‘s 23rd and 24th season are due on Tuesday, and these are the real applications, not the online casting competition that gave us Jimmy T. and is designed to generate pageviews for CBS.com.

The application says that both seasons will tape “in summer to fall of 2011,” which is consistent with the new production schedule that started with Samoa: back-to-back productions in the same location, with one of the two seasons taking on a twist.

If you want to know what kind of contract you’ll have to sign if you make it to finals in Los Angeles, read the cast contract. And if you’re wondering where you might be heading, Caramoan, in the Philippines, is the rumored location.

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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