Mark Burnett and Bunim-Murray move into producing scripted TV series.

Mark Burnett and Bunim-Murray move into producing scripted TV series.
Two venerable reality TV producers are betraying their roots and moving into producing scripted series. The WB has three series from Mark Burnett on their fall schedule, but only one is a reality TV show. The WB announced that he’s producing the sit-com Commando Nanny, based upon his life, and another comedy called Shacking Up. There are no details available yet about his new WB reality series. Bunim-Murray, the creator of the grandfather of all current reality television The Real World, just “hired Philip Segal as executive VP of programming and development. In the newly created position Mr. Segal will guide the company’s expansion into scripted programming,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.