Mark Burnett says he wasn’t “thrilled” about Richard’s unexpected nudity.

Mark Burnett says he wasn’t “thrilled” about Richard’s unexpected nudity.
Mark Burnett tells the AP that Richard Hatch’s naked ass on Survivor All-Stars wasn’t planned or amusing: “How could I be thrilled to look at that every day? I wasn’t thrilled.” He also lies, I mean, says, “Didn’t hope, didn’t care. You know, but it happened. I don’t have expectations. I just know, this game of social psychology makes itself.” Of course, if that were true, the editing bay wouldn’t be overusing the blurry spot. Burnett, master of metaphors, compares his role in the show to that of a chef: “It’s like a cake. You put the ingredients. You put it in the oven, turn it to 350 or whatever and it cooks.” Richard, by the way, is being sought by a Michigan town for being “in violation of the township’s blight law,” according to the Herald-Palladium. That’s not for baring his nipples during the family hour, but because there’s a burned-out house on property he owns there.

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.