Idol beats 34th-place Bachelor 3; Clarkson single intended for Aguilera.

Idol beats 34th-place Bachelor 3; Clarkson single intended for Aguilera.
Although it turned out to be an hour-long tease, last week’s American Idol 2 “results” show’s 20.3 million viewers easily beat the first half-hour of The Bachelor 3‘s 9.9 million viewer debut. Despite an increase in viewers (to 11.5 million) its second half-hour, that placed The Bachelor 3 in 34th place for the week, according to E! Online. Also, Kelly Clarkson’s first single, which she’ll perform on tonight’s show, “was originally slated to appear on [Christina] Aguilera’s “Stripped” album, but it didn’t make the cut and was never finished,” andPOP reports. Kelly and another songwriter finished writing it, and it will appear on her album, which comes out next week.
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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.