Behind the Glass concludes with “mega-ratings” and “social debate.”

Behind the Glass concludes with “mega-ratings” and “social debate.”
Russia’s Behind the Glass ended last weekend, concluding the show where seven people lived in a glass apartment for 34 days. The often sexual and explicit show was not without controversy: the Russian Orthodox Church was among its critics. One poll found that 67 percent of Russians had watched the show at least once, and according to a research firm, the public was split over the content of the show and its appropriateness for TV.
+ also: currently suing a Brazilian show it says copies Big Brother, Endemol is still considering legal action against Behind the Glass.

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.