Gauntlet Challenge begins tonight.

Gauntlet Challenge begins tonight.
MTV and Bunim Murray are churning out seasons of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge faster than Puck can blow a snot rocket into some peanut butter. The next one, officially titled The Gauntlet, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The title is also the name of this season’s twist, which will find the members of each team that are voted out each week participating in “a Gladiator-like competition that will put the loser into permanent exile.” That exile probably doesn’t include the next Challenge, however; the Real World and Road Rules teams include plenty of people who’ve been on a Challenge in the past. Jonny Moseley sells out and hosts once again.

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.