US Big Brother pushes searches to number 3 on Lycos.

US Big Brother pushes searches to number 3 on Lycos.
The debut of Big Brother 2 and thus searches for it pushed the phrase–which could apply to any of the versions of the show airing around the world right now–up to number three on the Lycos 50. But as Aaron Schatz writes today, “it looks like the U.S.-based searches for Big Brother were only enough to boost the show from #18 to #3, whereas last year they put the show at #2 all by themselves.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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.