election cliffhanger: winner is still unclear.

election cliffhanger: winner is still unclear.
Okay, so it’s technically not reality TV, but has there ever been more scintillating live television than last night’s coverage of the election? (And if you say Big Brother, we’ll know you were up too late and are clearly delusional.) After Florida was pulled from Al Gore’s column earlier in the evening, Bush pulled ahead in the electoral college numbers. Later, Florida was called for Bush, and Al Gore called him to concede. But then he withdrew his concession as Florida started to recount. Whoever gets Florida wins the election–even though Al Gore will likely end up with the majority of popular votes.

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.