freaky stuff happens on Fear.

freaky stuff happens on Fear.
Usually, the fear on MTV’s Fear is psychological; we don’t really see ghosts or anything more than the cast freaking out (although that can be scary enough). But in last night’s episode, aboard the USS Hornet, one cast member used her “powers” as a medium to talk to spirits, who told her the location of a hidden key and lead her to another cast member who was locked in a cell–before the show’s instructional computer told any of them about the key. I, for one, am hoping that was just clever editing, because otherwise, it’s way too freaky.

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.