“marked for banishment”: Will and Jordan.

“marked for banishment”: Will and Jordan.

In possibly the worst episode of Big Brother yet, the house guests nominated the others for banishment; now we get to decide (via a 900-number). After “big brother” (Julie Chen) told the cast who the chosen two were, the best discussion/argument of the series to date started: Jordan and Will demanded to know who voted for them, and the rest of the cast declined to talk, at least for a while. But thanks to the brains behind Big Brother, we only saw about 10 minutes of this on live TV, because that’s all the time the genius producers left. So the Webcast had to suffice after they went off the air mid-fight. Too bad they wasted the other 50 minutes on interviews with Dr. Drew (!), Karen’s husband and other uninteresting people.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.