TBS’ Outback Jack debuts tonight.

TBS’ Outback Jack debuts tonight.
TBS gets into the reality game tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Outback Jack, in which “twelve high-maintenance women vie for the affections of a rugged Australian adventurer.” And the women will compete solely for the 28-year-old Australian‘s affections, as there’s no prize. Thinking they were supposed to spend time in a mansion, the women find themselves parachuting into the Australian Outback instead. Executive producer Bruce Nash tells The New York Daily News, “The show is sort of a romantic comedy in an adventure setting. It’s not ‘The Simple Life.’ It’s not ‘The Bachelor.’ It’s not ‘Survivor.’ But it has the elements of all of them.” The series will run for eight episodes.
+ also: dating shows, most of which were modeled after The Bachelor, “are no longer the ratings magnet they were a year or so ago.”

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.