Survivor concludes Sunday; final four are Butch, Matt, Rob, and Jenna.

Survivor concludes Sunday; final four are Butch, Matt, Rob, and Jenna.
Heidi took the walk on Survivor Amazon last night, despite her apparent efforts to get the three guys to vote for a sickly and whiny Jenna, and despite the fact that Butch’s obsession with firewood probably caused the camp to burn down. That leaves Butch, Matt, Rob (who USA TODAY calls “the most compellingly conniving player in Survivor history”), and Jenna as the final four. The series concludes Sunday night with the usual three-hour long finale starting at 8 p.m. ET; the first two hours will be the last episode, followed by a live one-hour reunion from New York City.
+ also: Jeff Probst says that Amazon is “in the top three” with Australia and Survivor 1 and says “there was some content that was not appropriate” this season.

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.