Ingrid learns the truth and becomes an actress; new Jane Schmo takes her place.

Ingrid learns the truth and becomes an actress; new Jane Schmo takes her place.
Having realized what was going on, Ingrid Wiese was told the truth about the true nature of Joe Schmo 2. Instead of kicking her off the series, though, producers decided to let her stay on as a quasi-actress. She says she stuck around because “there was also a part of me that was curious and wanted to see what was going to happen.” A new, completely ignorant cast member, Amanda, was brought in to take her place as Jane Schmo. As the show’s producer Rhett Reese tells Zap2it.com, “Amanda was told this is a reality show and she was a twist, that simple.”
+ also: because she’s a recovering alcoholic, Ingrid says “she has an innate sense of when someone is lying.”
+ and: chat with Ingrid today at 9 p.m. ET.

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.