two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons.

two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons.
Two quasi-reality TV shows debut this weekend. ABC is debuting The Hamptons, which the network is calling its “first reality miniseries.” The documentary, er, reality miniseries, follows the groups of people who lived in or visited the Hamptons “as they all clash and come together over the long hot summer.” two-part show airs Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Over on FOX, the network is debuting Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska. The six-part series follows five women “who want to get married [as they] travel to Alaska in the search for Mr. Right.” Every week they’ll visit Proposal Point to decide if they want to keep their Man on Ice or replace him with a new man. Seriously. The show also debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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.