WWE Tough Enough resurrected by USA Network

The series that lets people compete for a pro wrestling contract will return to TV more than six years after being effectively canceled. WWE Tough Enough, which aired three seasons on MTV and then a fourth season as part of SmackDown that featured current WWE champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, has been picked up by USA Network.

USA said in a press release that it will debut April 4 and “will feature a group of twelve individuals looking for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva.”

It will be produced by Shed Media, which also does The Real Housewives of New York City. Crossover episode, anyone?

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.