reality TV versus the Super Bowl.

reality TV versus the Super Bowl.
Not interested in the Super Bowl halftime show starring U2? NBC will being airing a new episode of Fear Factor during halftime, and will run the rest of the episode after the game ends. The episode features Playboy playmates as contestants. Don’t even want to watch the Super Bowl itself? The WB will be presenting a three-hour “mini-marathon” of Popstars 2 starting at 7 p.m. ET, “featuring special new insights from Scene 23,” according to the network’s newsletter. HBO will be airing a new episode of Project Greenlight at 9:30 p.m. ET, and Bravo will air two back-to-back half-hour episodes of The It Factor starting at 9 p.m. ET. And immediately after the beginning of its halftime episode, Fear Factor repeats will be shown on NBC until the game concludes.

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.

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.