parody The Real World Movie: The Lost Season debuts tonight.

parody The Real World Movie: The Lost Season debuts tonight.
The Real World: The Lost Season, a parody movie chronicling the fictional (yes, it’s not real) Vancouver season of The Real World, debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on MTV. The cast of the Vancouver season is composed of actors, but also features seven real-life former The Real World cast members (“including Seattle’s David, Chicago’s Aneesa, San Francisco’s Rachel, and Hawaii’s Amaya,” according to EW’s review). Here’s the plot summary (stop reading if you don’t want to know): The Vancouver cast is supposed to face-off in a competition against the alum, but instead get kidnapped by the producer who threatens to kill them, according to the NY Post’s review. The movie repeats tomorrow at 10 a.m., Thursday at 3 p.m., Saturday and noon and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.; the first showing will be commercial-free.

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.

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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.