Joe M wanted to leave because “the girls were so nice and pure and innocent.”

Joe M wanted to leave because “the girls were so nice and pure and innocent.”
The Next Joe Millionaire says “[t]here were times that I wanted to leave Italy because the girls were so nice and pure and innocent, and I was deceiving them.” David Smith says he decided to do the show because “I’m 24, I’ve never been out of the country before, and I’ve got nothing to lose.” FOX’s Mike Darnell says that the women, who were subject to lie detector tests to make sure they’d never heard of the first series, found David to be “their image of a typical, boorish American, until they find out he’s got $80 million. Then, all of a sudden, he’s attractive.”
+ also: “Hard to believe this is the best Fox can do to follow up last season’s wonderfully subversive postmodern gem of wholly mean-spirited reality TV.”

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.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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.