Philly mayor says there’s a “good chance” that The Real World will stay.

Philly mayor says there’s a “good chance” that The Real World will stay.
The mayor of Philadelphia says there’s a “good chance it can happen.” “It” is The Real World Philadelphia, and the reason for his optimism is a series of meetings he had with union officials. An announcement was expected yesterday or today; talks are continuing today. An online petition attracted over 3,200 signatures. One of the union reps says that it’s “a whole lot more complicated than who’s doing the work.” The Philadelphia Inquirer says the city’s public transportation system might be one of the issues; it reports that in New Orleans, “Bunim/Murray requested the city’s transportation system re-route buses so they would not interfere with the shots of the building.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.