Playing it Straight results revealed.

Playing it Straight results revealed.
FOX pulled its who’s-gay-and-who’s-straight reality series Playing it Straight in the middle of its run, and said that the series will never return. They have, however, posted recaps for each of the episodes on the show’s web site, including those that never aired. Now we can compare the results to all of the predictions and speculation. Since no one at FOX has ever heard of HTML before, the recaps are all in Flash, but the helpful folks at TV Barn have posted the final episode’s recap on their site. The results: Out of Chris, Sharif, and Banks–the final three–Jackie picked Banks, who turned out to be straight. Sharif was straight; Chris was gay. Both Jackie and Banks received $500,000, which should be enough to console them over their series’ cancellation.

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.