the (first) 12 days of Ryan Seacrest.

the (first) 12 days of Ryan Seacrest.
Ryan Seacrest has begun his 12-day invasion of your media space. This past weekend, Ryan took over the mike from Casey Kasem on American Top 40. It’s web site has already excised Casey and has added bitchy comments about Ryan, saying FOX has a “master plan to have Ryan on TV 24 hours a day.” Lest you think there’s no good to come from Ryan getting even more air time, a Q&A with the Times reveals that the “request and dedication” segment is leaving the show, to be replaced by interviews and performances. Today, his daily, hour-long entertainment show On Air with Ryan Seacrest debuts (check local listings for air times). Next week, of course, is the three-evening debut of American Idol 3, hosted by none other than Brian Dunkleman. I mean, Ryan Seacrest.

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.