Brittany banished.

Brittany banished.
Continuing the trend, the most interesting/slash-controversial/non-boring person was banished from the Big Brother Wednesday; this time, it was once-pink haired Brittany. A campaign by George’s wife and people in Rockford, Ill., to oust Brittany seems to have been successful–that, or they’ll just get the blame for Brittany’s banishment, since, in order to protect George, they organized a free phone bank for people to call in and banish Brittany. (Note to reality TV show producers: Maybe it’s not the best idea in the world to let the public vote people off your island; how long would Rich–and the suspense and interest–have lasted if the public had a say in the voting on that other show?)

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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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.