viewers visit firefighter Ryan at work; Jesse Palmer already on the market.

viewers visit firefighter Ryan at work; Jesse Palmer already on the market.
Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan have settled in Vail, Colorado, after getting married on ABC late last year. They are “having a great time together,” Ryan tells Firefighter Ryan also says he’s visited often at work by fans. They include “families with teenagers, college students around Spring Break time, older retired ladies and sometimes a few guys who just come to say hi.” Hopefully they get out of his way when there’s, like, a fire. Meanwhile, Jesse Palmer is apparently already looking for additional attention. The NY Post’s Elisa Lipsky-Karasz reports (last item) that Jesse “was out on the town last Thursday night, collecting a phone number from at least one pretty blonde, who gave her name only as Raleigh.” Apparently, though, his heart is still with the woman he met on the show, as Raleigh “was a dead ringer for 22-year-old Jessica Bowlin.”

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.