Bishop who’s never watched Big Brother calls it “humiliating.”

Bishop who’s never watched Big Brother calls it “humiliating.”
The first black bishop in the Church of England called the UK’s Big Brother “humiliating” and “cheap entertainment.” He’s retiring this fall, and at a gathering honoring his career, talked about the show, saying he never watched but said, “What I dislike about what passes for television is the use of the humiliation of human beings to entertain other human beings. So we sit and watch the humiliation of these people and all that viciousness of human beings. The world would be a better place if we were encouraged to see the good that is in other people,” according to BBC News.
+ plus: UK Big Brother 3 contestant “says he is ‘too nice’ to be able to cash in on his Big Brother experience.”

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.