Top Model 2 special will air in May; both new seasons will air next TV season.

Top Model 2 special will air in May; both new seasons will air next TV season.
UPN is bringing back America’s Next Top Model 2 for a one-hour special during sweeps. “The Runway Ahead” will air on May 11, and will follow Yoanna’s appearances at fashion shows, photo shoots, and elsewhere. It will also explore the other 11 contestants’ post-show lives. Zap2it.com also reports that both new seasons of the show will air during the next TV season. Finally, Gawker uncovered judge and Jane editor Eric Nicholson’s Friendster profile. Among other revelations: He has a tattoo, is 5 foot 7, smokes, says his interests are “movies, friends,” and is gay. Okay, that last part wasn’t a revelation.

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.

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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.