how to get on a reality TV show; Real World casts “heav[ily]” at colleges.

how to get on a reality TV show; Real World casts “heav[ily]” at colleges.
Want to get on a reality TV show?
Entertainment Weekly examines how to get on a number of different shows, from The Bachelor 2 to Survivor 6 to The Real World. The magazine talks to producers and casting directors to see what they’re looking for, and details the application process. Among the revealations: The Real World “do[es] heavy recruiting” on college campuses, which probably explains the why the show has featured predominately younger, jobless people for the past few seasons.
+ plus: editor of Psychology Today “has a development offer from a TV network to create a reality series on how to actively choose to fall in love with someone.”

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.