Big Brother is probably coming back.

Big Brother is probably coming back.
Proof that there is no higher power, Big Brother will likely be renewed, the New York Times reports today. With much of the blame for the show’s crappiness falling on Endemol, the production company, the Times says “CBS will want more hands-on control of future versions of the show.” A new season could come as soon as February. Also, the NYT reveals that on Friday’s finale, Julie Chen will announce the third place winner, and then enter the house, where she’ll talk to the final two contestants before telling them who wins. Then Julie will stay in the house to try to locate her career, which was hidden by the sab-a-twah. (New York Times story requires free registration.)

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.