ad for new Fab Five prompts speculation that originals will be replaced.

ad for new Fab Five prompts speculation that originals will be replaced.
An advertisement in the LA cragislist asks for “fabulous Gay men for original upcoming series. … who are comfortable in front of the camera, have terrific personalities as well as a great sense of personal style.” That notice prompted some–including the New York Post’s Page Six, which reports on an e.mail list’s speculation; The Advocate repeats that rumor–to say that Bravo and Scout Productions “might be planning to replace the Fab Five.” Instead, considering news of a spinoff titled Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, they’re probably just looking for a cast for the new show.
+ also: new episodes begin Nov. 18; Christmas special featuring updates will air Dec. 18.

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.