a teary, loving goodbye for Karen.

a teary, loving goodbye for Karen.
The viewers decided to banish Karen, the weepy mother of four. Everyone’s least-favorite cardboard cutout news anchor, Julie Chen, decided to drag the announcement out as long as she could, saying Josh’s name with such a long pause after it that Josh was halfway out the house before Julie told him he just had nine percent of the vote. Eventually, after hugging and kissing and saying “I love you” to everyone in the house, Karen slowly made her way out of the Big Brother ahouse into the arms of her daughters, then her sons, and eventually, her husband.

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.

about the writer

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.