Are You Hot? debuts tonight.

Are You Hot? debuts tonight.
Are You Hot?, ABC’s Idol-like “search for America’s sexiest people” debuts tonight. Proving once again their programming genius, the wizards at ABC scheduled the two-hour premiere opposite the 90-minute debut of Survivor Amazon. Even better, it’ll rerun on ABC Family Monday night at 9 p.m.–opposite the conclusion of Joe Millionaire. The show features a celebrity panel who will judge the hot-or-not bodies: Rachel Hunter, Randolph Duke, and Lorenzo Lamas. Viewers will vote online to narrow the pool of semi-finalists down to just one man and one woman over the course of the six-episode series. The New York Times says the show “is certainly not sexist; women and men alike are judged by the size of their breasts.”

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.