Surreal Life, High School Reunion debuts set records for The WB.

Surreal Life, High School Reunion debuts set records for The WB.
Both of The WB’s new reality TV shows–The Surreal Life and High School Reunion–debuted with impressive ratings for the network. Thursday’s first episode of The Surreal Life had 5.2 million viewers and “the network’s new all-time record ratings for a debut of a Thursday series” in a number of demographics and in overall viewers. High School Reunion‘s first episode last Sunday had the same number of viewers and also “set time period records for a premiere in total viewers” and various demographics.

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.