viewer’s choice will join Nashville Star 2’s top 10 finalists tomorrow night.

viewer’s choice will join Nashville Star 2’s top 10 finalists tomorrow night.
Nashville Star 2 is already down to 10 finalists, and it’s only been on the air one week. (By comparison, American Idol 3 has been on for seven weeks and only now has its top 12.) On tomorrow night’s second episode, one lucky country singer will join the top 10, having been voted in by the audience. It will be Laura Sullivan, Anessa Andrews, Brad Cotter, Austin Hanks, or Rachel Williams. The current top 10 consists of George Canyon, Gregory DeLang, Jennifer Hicks, Brent Keith, Matt Lindahl, Sheila Marshall, Stacy Michelle, Lance Miller, Mal Rodgers, and Marty Slayton. The episode airs at 10 p.m. ET.
+ also: Nashville Star “is attracting a different kind of talent than the mainstream pop star-making machine over on network 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.