family will compete against each other for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.

family will compete against each other for $1 million in ABC’s The Family.
ABC will pit 10 family members against each other as they compete for $1 million. The Family debuts March 4 at 10 p.m., and follows a suburban New York family living for a month at a Palm Beach mansion. The nine-episode show offers two twists: Family members who are voted off will remain in the house and on the show, but will not be eligible to win. Also, the family members will be voted out by a secret panel: the home’s servants. The show is produced by Big Brother producers Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner.
+ plus: “at least two dozen reality shows [will debut] from June to September.”

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.

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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.