After the Final Rose marketed with hype; alien baby remarks edited out.

After the Final Rose marketed with hype; alien baby remarks edited out.
We don’t give ABC credit for much, since the network is generally incompetent, but we have to give mad props to their promotion of The Bachelor 5 After the Final Rose special. Defamer guessed that the camera phone pictures sent to reality blurred were the work of a “crafty publicist,” and that’s a good guess considering the show last night featured no live studio audience (just some clapping production people during the credits). Plus, the link showed up on message boards and elsewhere. Additionally, ABC’s press releases about the show’s confrontational moments were picked up as scoops by the media (including us). Naturally, though, they hype wasn’t as good as the reality: Tara walked off the set and then came right back, and the exchange about Jessica and Tara’s alien babies was completely edited out of the broadcast. ABC, you tease.

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.