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.

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.