O-Town kicks Road Rules ass.

O-Town kicks Road Rules ass.
In a sailing competition that followed a jump-from-a-cliff-attached-to-a-balloon start, the guys from Making the Band came from behind, beating Road Rules in a close finish. Despite the MTV crew’s disses–calling O-Town a bunch of pretty boys and mocking their ages–the boy band ultimately prevailed. The prize: $12,000–which O-Town decided to give half of to the Road Rules (Interestingly, both Ikaika and Dan were MIA, which likely means the challenge was filmed during the period of time after Ikaika left and before Dan was added to the group.)

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.