cast revealed for FOX’s Paradise Hotel, which may run indefinitely.

cast revealed for FOX’s Paradise Hotel, which may run indefinitely.
The first group of guests, the staff, and the host (the UK’s Amanda Byram) of FOX’s upcoming Paradise Hotel have been revealed. The show is a twice-weekly series that starts Wednesday and will feature an audience member joining the cast each week. If it “does well, FOX may extend its eight-week run indefinitely,” according to the June 13 issue of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine also reports that executive producer Tom Gutteridge “is asking FOX to speed up its standard clearing process from three months to three days,” although he says, “Obviously, we don’t want ax murders out there.” Sounds like he’s daring the The Smoking Gun guys, or maybe offering a hint.

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.