The Surreal Life 2 debuts Sunday.

The Surreal Life 2 debuts Sunday.
Six more B- and C-list (and, in the case of The Real World Las Vegas‘ Trishelle, F-list) celebrities give up their freedom for two weeks and join The Surreal Life 2. The series debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. The New York Post’s Linda Stasi says that only Tammy Faye and Erik Estrada “come off as nice–or even human.” The Times-Picayune reports that Trishelle wants to hook up with Vanilla Ice, and “actually achieve[s] it with Andy Dick.” Oh, the horror. Also, Trishelle, who’s clearly the pre-show publicity darling, tells TV Guide that she “was pissed off at the producers. Pissed! I packed up all my bags and I was ready to go home.” That was apparently because of a faux episode of the Sally Jessy Raphael Show, during which Sally confronted Trishelle about her drinking.

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.