Series 7 writer/director says timing of film was completely accidental.

Series 7 writer/director says timing of film was completely accidental.
Daniel Minahan’s big-screen satire of reality TV, Series 7: The Contenders, came to theatres during the reality TV boom completely accidentally. He tells Cinema Confidential, “…[W]hen we were shooting the movie in Connecticut, we got word about this Survivor show in Amsterdam at first. We thought ‘Oh, that’s cute. They’d never do something like that on American TV.’ By the time we finished filming the movie, there was the first episode of Survivor where we were like ‘Oh my God’….”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


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.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.