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.

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.