Alex selects Amanda, doesn’t propose; 18 million watched the finale.

Alex selects Amanda, doesn’t propose; 18 million watched the finale.
Alex Michel selected Amanda Marsh, 23, over Trista Rehn, 29, on last night’s finale of The Bachelor–but he did not propose to her. Instead, he asked her to move to California with him so they could get to know each other better. Early ratings showed that 18.1 million viewers saw the finale, a series high but still second to CBS’ CSI. According to the AP, Alex said they’re still dating, and Amanda says she’s “definitely falling in love with Alex.”
+ plus: The Bachelor is “TV’s version of wedding porn.”
+ and: ER star: “That girl is just a hooker who didn’t put out.”

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.