during season two, Laurie “never left a ceiling fan standing.”

during season two, Laurie “never left a ceiling fan standing.”
On Trading Spaces, ceiling fans are often the designer’s biggest enemy, and they come down frequently. Last season, 20 out of the 24 ceiling fans in the redesigned rooms came down, Zap2it.com reports. The show’s executive producer, Denise Cramsey, tells the site that “[n]o one … listed a fan as protected,” so they were fair game for the designers. The worst offender, she says, is Laurie, who always removes the fans in the rooms she redesigns.

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.