Dan asked producers to eliminate him; was one of NBC’s Lost winners.

Dan asked producers to eliminate him; was one of NBC’s Lost winners.
Straight guy Dan said on a radio show that “[t]here was a lot of fun partying–it was hysterical. I wish you guys could have seen it” but says that because of his friendships, he “walked into the producers office and said, ‘Guys, this is just wrong. I’m not going to do the show any more. I had fun for three days, I appreciate it, but I’m quitting,” the Windy City Times reports. The producers told him they would make sure he was eliminated, and says that’s why “it’s no coincidence that they put me up against two of the finalists, because those were his favorites at that time.” Dan was asked by an NBC exec to be on Bravo’s Boy Meets Boy because he’d won the second season of NBC’s Lost (remember that?). His NBC Lost bio says he once dated Punky Brewster herself, Soleil Moon-Frye.

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.