Colonial House cast member says it “was an us vs. them” between cast and crew.

Colonial House cast member says it “was an us vs. them” between cast and crew.
Colonial House cast member Jeff Lin writes on his web site that the cast and crew of the show developed an antagonistic relationship. “There was an us vs. them attitude that we had toward the production crew, who constantly spoke of their ‘parallel experience’ living in the northern woods of rural Maine,” he says. He also writes of watching his experiences become scenes on television–such as spending five weeks building a house, a process that consumed “a mind-numbing seven minutes of airtime.”
+ also: Colonial House has “remarkable parallels to our nation-building efforts in the Middle East.”
+ and: Channel 4 casting UK men for one-month French Foreign Legion series.

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.