banishment with dignity: Cassandra leaves the house.

banishment with dignity: Cassandra leaves the house.
Getting 46 percent of the (moronic) public’s vote, Cassandra was banished during Wednesday night’s live episode of Big Brother. During her post-banishment interview, Cassandra answered Julie Chen’s questions honestly and articluatly, often coming off as more together than the host herself. The banishement was about all that happened during the show: The walk-out didn’t happen, and given the opportunity to create a banner to fly over the house, the house guests chose the ultra-creative slogan, “Live long and prosper. GAB.”
+ next: The process speeds up: another live show nomination show happens Sat., with another banishment next Wed.
+ plus: The final episode has been moved to Sept. 29, so the last repeat episode of Survivor can follow it.

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.