this week’s Entertainment Weekly explores Survivor 2, handicaps The Mole, and more.

this week’s Entertainment Weekly explores Survivor 2, handicaps The Mole, and more.
Entertainment Weekly’s “Guide to 2001″ double issue, on newsstands this week, includes a behind-the-scenes look at Survivor 2 from the Outback set, an excerpt from Mark Burnett’s forthcoming book, “Survivor II: The Field Guide,” answers to Temptation Island‘s “burning questions,” a look at FOX’s Boot Camp, presents the odds for which contestant is most likely The Mole, and a look at CBS’ “nemesis,” Tim the Yowie Man. Also, David Hochman’s story reveals that cast member Mitchell Olson worked at Entertainment Weekly as a temp before–and came back to work at the magazine after he returned from Australia.

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.