UPN bulks up on reality TV; big fine for talking about The Mole.

UPN bulks up on reality TV; big fine for talking about The Mole.
Entertainment Weekly examines the reality TV that’s on tap for UPN, including Vince McMahon’s Manhunt and the former NBC property, Endemol’s Chains of Love. Also, the story reveals that those connected with ABC’s The Mole have a clause in their contracts that fines them $10 million for revealing any information about the show.
+ plus: Newsday looks at spring’s reality TV lineup.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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.