reality blurred is three years old today.

reality blurred is three years old today.
Today is reality blurred: the reality TV weblog‘s third birthday. The site officially debuted on July 9, 2000, although a few posts were made before that day.

As the first central location for reality TV news, it’s been updated nearly every weekday (sometimes twice a day) for the past 156 weeks or so, which makes this post number 2,681. That’s a lot of summary paragraphs and probably well over 5,000 links. Holy crap. Anyway, thanks to all of you who’ve donated to the cause over the past three years, but mostly, thanks for reading, especially those of you who’ve been here since the summer of 2000. Andy.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.