Jeff Probst directing a feature film about an adolescent girl

Besides launching a daytime talk show and hosting two more seasons of Survivor, Jeff Probst will direct his second feature film. His first, Finder’s Fee (rent and watch for $3), was critically acclaimed.

His new film is Kiss Me, which Variety describes as a film about “a teenage girl through the physical and emotional growing pains of adolescence.” It was written by Deadwood and Lost writer Liz Sarnoff and stars John Corbett and Sarah Bolger.

Production begins in February. Assuming Survivor‘s 25th season is filmed in March and April, as previously announced, that means it will be a quick production, and post-production might have to wait until after Probst returns, unless he does that on 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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