“hoax” Superstar USA debuts tonight.

“hoax” Superstar USA debuts tonight.
The WB’s self-described “elaborate hoax” Superstar USA debuts tonight. Over seven episodes, singers will perform in front of judges Vitamin C, Tone Loc, and Chris Briggs; those who suck the most will be advanced in the competition after being told that they’re great. The 12 finalists will “receive superstar treatment – complete with makeovers, dance sessions with a top choreographer, and singing lessons with a respected voice coach.” The worst singer will ultimately win $100,000–after being told that they really suck. The show airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 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.

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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.