The Family returns tonight.

The Family returns tonight.
ABC’s The Family returns tonight from a four-month break–it was pulled in March for low ratings/war coverage/whatever excuse will work. The two-hour episode, starting at 9 p.m. ET, will recap the show’s first three episodes, which aired earlier. Then the show’s six remaining episodes will air in its normal time slot on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ABC chair Lloyd Braun tells the Palm Beach Post, “I don’t think anything went wrong with it. We just scheduled it with too many other reality shows, and it got completely lost in the mix and never got the spotlight I think that show deserves.”

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.