columnist: The Osbournes rip-offs “should not be expected to do well.”

columnist: The Osbournes rip-offs “should not be expected to do well.”
The Osbournes has been renewed for a second season, but before it airs we’re probably going to see a bunch of copy-cat shows, like Anna Nicole Smith’s E! series debuting this August. The New York Daily News’ David Bianculli says The Osbournes “was a delight because it was so unexpected,” and writes that “other wanna-be reality-TV subjects … should not be expected to do well at all.”
+ also: Sharon wants her own talk show.

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.