Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica debuts tonight; couple had “limited veto power.”

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica debuts tonight; couple had “limited veto power.”
Pop stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson have had their newlywed life chronicled by MTV cameras for a show that debuts tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET. Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica will include their “harmless bickering” and a campaing trip, although “[t]he master bedroom was off-limits and they had limited veto power over what eventually makes it to broadcast,” the New York Daily News reports. Simpson tells USA TODAY, in a story about her show and other celebrity reality TV shows, that “you don’t really want to edit yourself. The moment when you think a fight’s going to start, or you’re going to do something stupid or embarrassing, is when you really want the cameras there. Because that’s when you’re going to get great TV–and ratings.”

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.