Jenna leaves Survivor All-Stars.

Jenna leaves Survivor All-Stars.
Instead of competing in the immunity challenge, the Survivor All-Stars watched Jenna head for a boat. Although she’d received no new information about her ailing mother’s condition, she left anyway, saying she’d “made a bad judgment call” by participating in the game. Jenna’s mother died eight days after she returned. Jeff Probst didn’t get all bitchy with her like he did when Osten quit, but did ask the other survivors what they thought of Jenna’s decision. Besides currently appearing in a public service announcement about dissection and on the Heidi and Jenna Official 2004 Calendar, Jenna will be online chatting live today at 2:30 p.m. ET.
+ also: Survivor moves to Wednesday on March 17 and 24 because of basketball.

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.