Rocco needed a court’s permission to enter Rocco’s; second season on Bravo.

Rocco needed a court’s permission to enter Rocco’s; second season on Bravo.
Because of the lawsuit pending against him, Rocco DiSpirito is not allowed inside Rocco’s, the restaurant featured on The Restaurant. He tried to enter Tuesday for a cookbook photo shoot, “but was stopped. A China Grill lawyer immediately sought a court order to bar DiSpirito permanently,” Reuters reports. A judge let him go back Tuesday afternoon with “$500 in escrow to cover any damage he might cause while there.” If you missed the second season of the show, half of which NBC burned off on the last two Saturday nights, NBC-owned Bravo is coming to your rescue tonight at 9 p.m. ET, as it airs all six episodes, complete with poorly redubbed audio and poorly reenacted phone conversations.
+ also: Rocco’s mom Nicolina says “All I can do is take it day by day and do my best here.”

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.