miners plan to protest Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS shareholders meeting.

miners plan to protest Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS shareholders meeting.
More protests are planned for a show that is still only in development. Yesterday the United Mine Workers of America’s president said the group’s members will protest The Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS’ May shareholders meeting. In a letter the president of the union said “[t]his plan–to take a poor rural family, place them in a Hollywood mansion and ridicule them on national television–is repugnant to me and to the union members I represent.” Meanwhile, the Center for Rural Strategies continues its campaign to get CBS to cancel plans for the show.

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.