Kelly and Justin are the finalists; UK’s Will Young will perform with them.

Kelly and Justin are the finalists; UK’s Will Young will perform with them.
Nikki McKibbin was eliminated from the American Idol contest last night, leaving Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini to compete next week to see who is number one. They’ll be joined next week by the winner of the UK’s Pop Idol, Will Young, who may even perform a duet with the winner. The two-part season finale will take place over three hours next week: the hour-long part one will air on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ET, and the two-hour second part will air Wednesday, Sept. 4, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
+ also: last week’s Tuesday show was the most-watched show of the week.
+ and: the finalists and all three judges will present awards at the MTV VMAs tonight at 8 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.

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.