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.”

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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.