Real World San Diego debuts in top 10; next Real World heads to Philadelphia.

Real World San Diego debuts in top 10; next Real World heads to Philadelphia.
The first episode of The Real World San Diego was watched by 3.89 million viewers, making the series the seventh most popular show on cable for the week. By comparison, Sex and the City was watched by 5.8 million, and SpongeBob SquarePants had 4.2 million viewers. In other news, it appears that the show will switch coasts for the next season. The Real World Philadelphia hasn’t been announced officially, but The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “producers have a lock on a space in artsy Old City” and says “[s]hooting will begin in April and run through July.”

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.