more celeb shows debut in the UK.

more celeb shows debut in the UK.
The British are getting all hot and bothered over celebrities in reality TV shows. That, or they just realize that realize it’s better to keep their C-list celebs locked away rather than allowing them to roam the streets. After the finale of the latest I’m a Celebrity broke records, Five debuted Back To Reality on Sunday night. 1.8 million people watched the new reality show, in which the celebrities “live together in the luxury mansion and complete reality challenges.” The celebrities include Uri Geller, Pop Idol‘s Rik Waller, and American reality TV “star” Joe Millionaire‘s Sarah Kozer. Up next, the British will lock eight celebrities for a week in Chillingham Castle, which is apparently haunted. I’m Famous And Frightened! will debut March 12 on Living TV.

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.