close public vote adds two wildcard contestants to Canadian Idol finalists.

close public vote adds two wildcard contestants to Canadian Idol finalists.
Canadian Idol has its finalists, and there are 11 of them. The wildcard vote by the public was “so extraordinarily close between Toya and Ryan that the producers decided to give the public what they want, and added another wildcard spot,” CTV reports. The two wildcard contestants are Toya Alexis and Ryan Malcolm; the other nine finalists are Karen-Lee Batten, Gary Beals, Mikey Bustos, Candida Clauseri, Audrey de Montigny, Jenny Gear, Tyler Hamilton, Billy Klippert, and Richie Wilcox.
also: Celine Dion will appear on Canadian Idol when the show travels to Las Vegas.

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.