Queer Eye cast receives $3,000 an episode and 5% raises; fly coach.

Queer Eye cast receives $3,000 an episode and 5% raises; fly coach.
The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Fab Five receive $3,000 per episode, a five percent raise each year for six years, and must fly coach, documents from original Culture Guy Blair Boone’s lawsuit reveal. The raise outlined in the contract “works out to $3150 per episode next season and $3307.50 the following year,” The Smoking Gun reports. The Fab Five’s “deals are also virtually perk-free” and have to fly coach to shooting locations.

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.