Hallelujah: CBS moves Sunday start time to 7:30 on days with doubleheaders

CBS will officially start its Sunday prime-time lineup, beginning with 60 Minutes, at 7:30, on those days when there are doubleheader games. That affects both Big Brother and The Amazing Race.

This is very smart and awesome of CBS, which frequently deals with variable delays. The network said in a press release that the days affected this fall are Sept. 16 and 23, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2, 16 and 30.

Earlier this summer, the NFL pushed back start times on the second games by 10 minutes, meaning the delays were likely to get worse.

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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