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.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.