ABC casting for The Bachelor, Rivals.

ABC casting for The Bachelor, Rivals.
ABC is looking for cast members for two upcoming reality TV shows: The Bachelor, “in which one handsome, successful, and likeable, single man searches for the woman of his dreams,” and Rivals, “in which contestants will square off in a series of fun, daring and extreme physical challenges for a potentially life-altering sum of money.” Rivals applications are due Sept. 18, and open casting calls are being held this weekend and next; there’s no deadline yet for applications to be The Bachelor, but finalists will be selected by late October.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.


More Married at First Sight

Married at First Sight couples

The couples who stayed together after being Married at First Sight--Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix, and Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis--are now being followed by cameras for a brand-new reality series.

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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.