MTV signs Rod Stewart for reality show.

Rod Stewart gets MTV reality show.
Rod Stewart, in case you didn’t know, is now hip (again?). Recently, Rod sold 4 million copies of his latest album, and there’s a new London stage show based on his music. The next logical step: a 12-episode series on MTV. For Rod: Live and Uncensored, MTV “has promised him $5 million up front, with another $20 million if the show…is a hit,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The paper says “he’s obsessed with his train set and his soccer” and “telegenic young women,” so that $20 mil shouldn’t be a problem.

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.