tribes merge; immunity rules change.

tribes merge; immunity rules change.
The two tribes merged on Survivor Marquesas, after ambassadors Rob and Kathy met to create a new tribal name (Soliantu) and flag. At that meeting, Rob told Kathy that her original tribe planned to vote her out first, and later openly confronted Zoe, John, and others about their alliance. But his strategy didn’t work; after Kathy won immunity, Rob was voted off the island. At tribal council, Jeff Probst introduced a new rule: the owner of the immunity necklace now has the ability to give it away to buy a vote or protect a friend. Earlier, Sean revealed that he and John “[had] shared moments that have nothing to do with the game” by talking about what “it’s like to be a black man, and what it’s like to be a gay man, and what it’s like to be isolated.”

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.

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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.