report from The Real World Chicago: “the cast doesn’t want to be filmed.”

report from The Real World Chicago: “the cast doesn’t want to be filmed.”
That’s what LiquidGeneration’s reporter was (ironically) told when filming The Real World Chicago cast members, despite the camera crews surrounding them. The cast is apparently now working at a company in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. LiquidGeneration has also produced an amusing video of their attempts to gather information on the cast.
+ plus: having dinner at Piece a few weeks ago, it was confirmed to me that the cast members no longer work at the restaurant, which literally overlooks the cast’s loft–and their three blocked-off street parking spaces. Apparently, the attention was too much for the two cast member employees, although I was told a third cast member applied to work there as well.

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.