Survivor finale moves from NYC to L.A., date set

Survivor will broadcast the conclusion to its spring finale from Los Angeles, instead of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, which is typically the spring season’s live reunion home. It will be broadcast May 12, one week after the two-hour Amazing Race finale.

CBS didn’t announce a reason for the change, but just listed the one-hour reunion as “from Los Angeles” in a press release. Survivor: The Australian Outback aired its reunion from L.A., but the next spring, Survivor Marquesas‘ Central Park reunion began the tradition of New York hosting spring finales. Perhaps Bryant Gumbel will return to host, too.

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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