Jailbreak and Bunim-Murray’s New York media show have been shelved; other shows delayed.

Jailbreak and Bunim-Murray’s New York media show have been shelved; other shows delayed.
Networks are putting the breaks on some previously planned reality TV projects, according to today’s debut issue of Powerful Media’s new magazine [ INSIDE ]. Jailbreak and ABC’s untitled journalism show from Bunim-Murray have both been killed; ABC’s The Runner (the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck show) and FOX’s Wanted are both on hold because of “safety concerns.” Still, [ INSIDE ] reports that the looming writer’s strike may push more reality TV on the air. Still planned: FOX’s Temptation Island and NBC’s Sweet Revenge.

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.