Simple Life watched by more people than ABC interview with George Bush.

Simple Life watched by more people than ABC interview with George Bush.
Just under a half a million more viewers tuned in to watch Paris and Nicole on The Simple Life than did for George W. Bush’s with whining simpleton Diane Sawyer on Tuesday night. Paris and Nicole had 11.78 million viewers, while the second half-hour of the ABC interview with Bush was watched by 11.23 million viewers. Both were blown away by JAG spin-off Navy NCIS, which was watched by 12.39 million people during its second half. The Washington Post’s Lisa de Moraes breaks down the numbers by demographic, and suggests that Paris should run for President. Tonight, FOX airs repeats of episodes 3 (the one where Paris and Nicole work at Sonic) and 4 (the one where Paris and Nicole get two guys to kiss, and Nicole lets a guy kiss her butt).

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.