Under One Roof moms respond to criticism about the show and their kids.

Under One Roof moms respond to criticism about the show and their kids.
Two of the mothers from Under One Roof have responded to an opinion piece in which the pseudonymed author wrote, “I found myself highly disturbed at the parent/child relationships I saw in most cases,” and asked, “is a house worth putting ones [sic] children through this?” Lyn Distel says her “kids had the choice whether to go or not” and says they “did not suffer any irreversible psychological damage as a result of participating in the show.” Michelle Hatmaker writes that “the experience … was a wonderful gift from UPN/Endemol” and says it “was a beautiful escape from a year of extreme sadness, grief, and stress” for her family.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

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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.