Reality Central launch delayed until later this year, but signs its first cable carrier.

Reality Central launch delayed until later this year, but signs its first cable carrier.
Insight Communications is the first cable company to pick up the all reality TV network Reality Central. The cable company, which a press release says “is the 9th largest cable operator in the United States,” has 1.4 million subscribers in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Who knew that midwesterners were such earlier adopters? The network will only be included as part of that company’s digital cable offerings. The press release says the network “launches in 2004,” no longer specifying the first quarter; as TV Week reports, Reality Central “has delayed its planned spring launch until later this year.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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.