Celebrity Apprentice: renewed, but won’t film until spring

Celebrity Apprentice will return for a seventh season, though not until 2014, and it will film later than usual, in the spring instead of fall. With production in the spring, it’s probably unlikely to air until at least summer.

NBC confirmed the renewal and scheduling to me; a network representative previously revealed these details following inquiries from show superfan Justin Urciuoli. The Mark Burnett-produced series’ future hasn’t been clear since May, when we learned it was not on NBC’s 2013-2014 schedule, though Donald Trump insisted it had been renewed.

Trump tweeted yesterday that the show would be “going forward as soon as I get the time to shoot,” which I guess means that NBC isn’t replacing Donald with Ivanka, which I think should happen.

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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