Big Brother 4, Paradise Hotel do well; ABC bombs with reality yet again.

Big Brother 4, Paradise Hotel do well; ABC bombs with reality yet again.
Paradise Hotel‘s 6.8 million viewers led FOX to a win in the 18 to 49 demographic category on Wednesday night, while Big Brother 4‘s 9.8 million viewers helped that network win with more overall viewers overall. There wasn’t much rejoicing at ABC, though, where the second episode of The Real Roseanne didn’t do very well, and where the return of The Family did even worse; together they “kept the network in last place for the night,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Roseanne’s ABC Family show is on hold while she has a hysterectomy next week, which an assistant told the AP is not “life-threatening.” The ABC reality show has already concluded filming so it will not be affected.

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.