castaways are not allowed to leave CBS island.

castaways are not allowed to leave CBS island.
The contract that the castaways signed has restricted their post-Survivor media blitz, Inside.com reveals, requiring them to get CBS approval for endorsements and appearances. For example, Rich was going to be on Saturday Night Live, but CBS said no, since the show is on a competing network. However, they’re going to all over CBS: the castaways have all recorded spots for CBS shows, and many will have walk-on roles on CBS shows this fall.

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.