Ty has two art degrees (and other things you didn’t know about Ty).

Ty has two art degrees (and other things you didn’t know about Ty).
Ty Pennington, one of the two on-camera Trading Spaces carpenters, is often dismissed as the pretty boy/comic relief/jackass. But did you know that he has “painted sets for the film ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ done print and TV modeling for clients including J. Crew, Diet Coke and Levi’s,” “played college soccer and loves to skateboard and surf, and [is] a guitarist who recently cut a demo CD with a friend titled ‘Thick and Vainy'”? Well, now you do, thanks to a Knight Ridder profile of him. The profile also discusses his work ethic and reveals he “holds degrees from the Art Institute of Atlanta and the Atlanta College of Art for Painting and Sculpture.”
+ also: the March 22 episode’s reveal will extend into the credit’s because the homeowner’s “tirade” lasted so long.

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.