production delayed in Philadelphia.

production delayed in Philadelphia.
Hissy fits by the producers and “negotiations” by politicians after union protests have left The Real World Philadelphia behind schedule, despite earlier reports that said it was on schedule. “A court document obtained by The [Philadelphia] Inquirer had identified the initial roll-‘em date as April 10,” the paper reports, but now “shooting has been pushed back about three weeks–until late April or early May, according to a source close to the production.” That “will mean tighter shooting schedules,” so the cast had better hit the liquor and each others’ beds right away.
+ also: “In the real world, there are unions.”

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.