This Old House producer says Trading Spaces work uses “techniques that we probably wouldn’t put our name to.”

This Old House producer dismisses Trading Spaces as “show business.”
After admitting “I haven’t seen very many segments,” the producer of This Old House slams the work he has seen on Trading Spaces. The work looks “pretty quickly done, and with materials and techniques that we probably wouldn’t put our name to,” Russell Morash tells Zap2it.com. “I don’t think anyone’s taking them that seriously. … It’s show business, but it’s not really appropriate construction technology,” he says.
+ also: off-camera at a shoot, Ty Pennington “stripped not just to the waist but several inches below it.”

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.