CBS will charge for access to Big Brother 2 live video streams; houseguests moved in last Sunday.

CBS will charge for access to Big Brother 2 live video streams; houseguests moved in last Sunday.
In a brilliant move that could quite possibly alienate Big Brother 2‘s primary–and only remaining–audience, CBS is planning to charge for access to the live video streams broadcast over the web. A free trial will last until Sunday, when those who want to watch the live feeds will have to pay for an as-yet-unpriced subscription to watch during the rest of the season.
+ update: The New York Times reported today that the houseguests moved in on Sunday and have thus already been interacting with each other. Also, an executive producer tells the Times that this year the show “is all about story,” so like other reality TV shows, events could be shown out of order to maintain that episode’s story arc.

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.