Entertainment Weekly: Survivor cast is second best entertainer; Big Brother is third worst TV show.

Entertainment Weekly: Survivor cast is second best entertainer; Big Brother is third worst TV show.
Entertainment Weekly’s year-end “Best Of 2000″ double issue is full of reality TV mentions, especially for the CBS shows that set the standard and failed the test respectively. Citing Big Brother‘s “infuriatingly obsequious” cast and the fact that “no one cared who ”won” … as long as it went away,” Entertainment Weekly named the CBS show the second-worst TV show of 2000. Maybe surprisingly, CBS’ other reality TV show did not get a “best of” mention. But an unofficial Survivor-focused Web site, survivorsucks.com, was named the second best Internet site. The official BigBrother2000.com was recognized as the second worst Web site. Also, Susan’s speech to Kelley got a nod as one of the best quotes a year; it’s reprinted in its entirety in the issue.

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.