All four Voice coaches, including Christina Aguilera, returning for season two

NBC announced today that all four of The Voice‘s coaches–Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton–will return for season two.

The announcement comes the day after the finale, and seems designed to end endless speculation about whether Christina would return. And since the second season doesn’t debut until 2012, it’s good to know now and avoid all that nonsense like The X Factor‘s parade of judge rumors.

In the release, NBC reality exec Paul Teledgy said, “Our fantastic coaches were integral to the tremendous success of The Voice this year and we are thrilled that they are all returning.”

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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