“tremendous positive reaction to … aspirational” Latino reality TV shows.

“tremendous positive reaction to … aspirational” Latino reality TV shows.
Audiences have “had tremendous positive reaction to the aspirational aspects of” reality TV shows produced by Telemundo for Hispanic audiences, a Telemundo VP tells the New York Times. Mimi Belt says, “Disrespect, viciousness, sarcastic humor don’t work for us. If conflict is out of hand, we may edit it out of the show.” While that may mean the network won’t produce a version of Paradise Hotel any time soon, they have had success with a friendly version of American Idol, although a version of Temptation Island wasn’t as well-received because of “its strong sexual content and its goal of tempting couples into cheating on their partners,” the paper reports.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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.