the reality TV trifecta: the mole is finally revealed, Temptation ends, and Law & Order kills a reality TV star.

the reality TV trifecta: the mole is finally revealed, Temptation ends, and Law & Order kills a reality TV star.
Last night’s episode was all about the final two challenges, leaving tonight’s 8 p.m. EST second half of The Mole finale at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to reveal all. First, though, Anderson will reunite and talk to all of the old players. Judging by their reaction to the announcement, the mole’s identity is a bit of a surprise. Next, Temptation Island wraps up at 9 p.m. EST on FOX with a “sizzling, steaming, surprising finale!” Finally, at 10 p.m. EST, an episode of Law & Order on NBC attacks what many think is inevitable: the death of a reality TV show participant; both the cast and the producers are suspects.

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.