fun with parody.

fun with parody.
A handful of new movies, theatrical and amateur, parody the two biggest reality TV shows. Disorder in the House: A Political Big Brother offers commentary by intercutting scenes from an overseas version of Big Brother plus scenes of politicians in action. A full-blown movie parody of Survivor takes a different approach, featuring lots of naked people running around an island, although these aren’t ordinary people–they’re five former Penthouse Pets. Survivors Exposed is available on DVD. Finally, if that’s not enough, there’s the self-describing Erotic Survivor.

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.

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.