reality TV shows renewed more often than dramas and comedies.

reality TV shows renewed more often than dramas and comedies.
With six new reality TV shows debuting this week, reality TV’s staying power is obvious. But reality TV shows are actually doing better than dramas and comedies as “the percentage of non-fiction shows making it to a second season far surpasses the number of scripted series stumbling on to a sophomore year,” according to Reuters. Last year, “seven out of 13 reality series made the grade. Just 10 out of 28 comedies cut it, while eight of 20 dramas were brought back.”

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.