Carson to write Us Weekly column; new ep fourth-best Bravo show ever.

Carson to write Us Weekly column; new ep fourth-best Bravo show ever.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy‘s central cast member, Carson Kressley–you know, the bitchy guy whose eye the camera zooms into during the intro–will soon begin writing a twice-monthly fashion advice column for Us Weekly. Carson will “also be interviewing celebrities,” the New York Post reports. “The deal could be worth $500,000 annually, and will include some TV appearances about articles he has written for the magazine, industry sources” told the Post. Meanwhile, the first episode of the second season was the highest-rated show on cable among 18- to 49-year-olds and 25- to 54-year-olds, Bravo says in a press release. The show’s average of 2.2 million viewers was the network’s “fourth-largest overall audience” ever, and that number is “up 18 percent over the show’s average with first-run episodes over the summer (1.9 million) and up a whopping 173 percent over what Bravo has been averaging in the fourth quarter to date with” reruns.

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.