vampire, voodoo priestess, others will live with regular people on Sci Fi show.

vampire, voodoo priestess, others will live with regular people on Sci Fi show.
Five people with alternative lifestyles–a blood-drinking vampire, a voodoo priestess, a Wiccan, a modern primitive, and a nudist/Buddhist–will live in a house with 10 people who are competing for $100,000. The “alts,” as USA TODAY calls them, aren’t just there to scare the crap out of the contestants, but also to run contests and vote one of them off the show each week. Mad Mad House debuts March 4 on the Sci Fi Channel and will air 10 episodes. It’s produced by the company behind Paradise Hotel. Learn more about the alts and watch a clip on Sci Fi’s teaser web site for the show.

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.