A&E looking for Airline passengers.

A&E looking for Airline passengers.
Being cast on a reality TV show has become easier since they’re so ubiquitous, but now you don’t even have to change your travel plans to star in a series. A&E and Southwest Airlines are currently seeking people to be featured on the next season of Airline. If you’re flying Southwest between now and August 5, you’re a potential cast member. Production this season will focus on Chicago Midway, Los Angeles International, and Baltimore-Washington International airports, so it’d help if you were flying through one of those. Of course, you’ll also need “an interesting story” for them to follow you around–other than, I assume, just being drunk and belligerent.

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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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.

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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.