“foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India.”

“foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India.”
While Popstars is doing well, reality TV shows such as The Amazing Race aren’t overly popular in India. One person interviewed by The Times of India suggests that’s because “foreign reality programmes show a lot of things you don’t do in India, like bungee-jumping or ski-diving, making it difficult for the Indian viewer to relate to.” The article also reveals that Survivor 2 was well-received but was pulled from the air there because animal killings violated the Prevention of Cruelty Towards Animals Act.

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.