producers find casts on Craigslist; SciFi already casting for Mad Mad House 2.

producers find casts on Craigslist; SciFi already casting for Mad Mad House 2.
No more sweaty lines in major metropolitan areas nor negotiating with unknown actors’ agents. The hot new place for some reality TV show producers to find cast members is online, on Craigslist. A producer for TLC’s Date Patrol tells the New York Post, “We post in a lot of different outlets for recruitment, but Craigslist is one of our most successful avenues of finding people for our show.” SciFi is using Craigslist to cast for a second season of Mad Mad House; the first season will debut in March. Other current casting notices: TLC is searching for people who are moving for a new series (and earlier looked for “a hot, masculine Carpenter”); NBC wants “a loving couple that have been exclusive to one another for 6 months or more”; and an unnamed network today needs a “[b]eautiful caucasian woman with great legs” who is “[a] party girl who likes to drink and gamble, who enjoys sports and would love to sit front and center at a Knicks basketball game.”

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.