Jenna says win “was completely a shock”; 18.6 million watched.

Jenna says win “was completely a shock”; 22.3 million watched.
Jenna Morasca says her record 6 to 1 Survivor Amazon win “was completely a shock”–especially the vote from Christy. Jenna told the Post-Gazette that she talked to Christy at the reunion, thanked her for her vote and said, “Christy, I may not have made as much of an effort [to get to know you] as I should have, and I don’t think you did with me, either. Let’s just throw that out the window and start over.” On The Early Show Monday, Jenna confronted her critics, and Rob and Matt discussed their third- and second-place standings. Sunday night’s finale was watched by 22.3 million viewers, down slightly from the 24.4 million who watched the finale of Survivor Thailand last fall.

+ also: betting site says finale proved insider trading; CBS says “gamblers get lucky sometimes” and asks for proof.

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.