American Idol 3 concludes tonight.

American Idol 3 concludes tonight.
Voting is over, and the consensus from the judges and the critics seems to be that American Idol 3 is Fantasia Barrino’s to lose. Still, Diana has fans: In Georgia, the governor, taking time away from actually governing, declared it Dial for Diana DeGarmo Day and asked Georgians to vote for her, the AP reports. Through a spokesperson, North Carolina’s governor encouraged people to “vote for the best talent–and that’s Fantasia.” The Calgary Sun runs down the performances from last night if you missed the show. The two-hour (good lord) finale begins at 8 p.m. ET.

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.