contestants will vote each other out of next Big Brother; audience will select the winner.

contestants will vote each other out of next Big Brother; audience will select the winner.
Seemingly in response to suggestions from those who suffered through last year’s Big Brother, or maybe just the result of common sense, the next season of the CBS show will find the cast members voting each other out of the house. During the show, which CBS’ site promises will “have a fresh look” and “an exciting new format,” the TV audience will only get involved to select the winner from the final three. Applications are now being accepted for the show. No word about whether or not Julie Chen will return from hiding to host.

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.