“Robb did not enter the Survivor game because of the million dollar prize.”

“Robb did not enter the Survivor game because of the million dollar prize.”
After being booted from the Sook Jai tribe on Thursday’s episode of Survivor Thailand, Robb “two b’s!” Zbacnik appeared on the Early Show, where he told Julie Chen that he did not apply for the game in order to win. Instead, he said, “I set out to achieve happiness and figure out something about myself that I never knew existed. It exceeded anything I ever thought would happen. It was very pleasant.” And why did he bring a skateboard as a luxury item to a beach? “It sort of reminded me of home and kept me happy,” he said.

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.