review of Survivor Africa recap episode: “So far, so bland.”

review of Survivor Africa recap episode: “So far, so bland.”
Turns out that there was some new footage in last night’s recap episode of Survivor Africa, but as the Toronto Sun’s Bill Brioux points out, “had this one been nothing but an hour of recycled footage, right now you’d be able to see an orange glow on the horizon where the CBS offices once stood, before being burned to the ground by a tribal torch-wielding mob.” Brioux recaps the recaps from last night’s ep.
+ also: “South Africans laugh at American TV ‘survivors'”

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.