Gen says fellow designer “Vern is very safe” and “very predictable.”

Gen says fellow designer “Vern is very safe” and “very predictable.”
Responding to a comment about the popularity of fellow Trading Spaces designer Vern Yip, Genevieve Gorder says that “Vern is very safe. There’s no fear, and he’s very predictable. You know what you’re going to get.” She tells that the show’s other designers are “a little more out there. We’ll give you something you’ve never seen before, that we’ve never done before. It’s a careful balance.” Of her occasionally insane designs, Hildi says that people watch the show “for ideas; they’re not watching it for a really pretty room every single time. … I can do a pretty room. I’m not there to do ugly rooms, by any means, but I am there to share ideas and share creativity and inspire people to be creative.”
+ also: Doug’s web site launches.

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.