men will cross dress in He’s A Lady.

men will cross dress in He’s A Lady.
Mrs. Doubtfire meets reality TV with TBS’ forthcoming He’s a Lady. Here’s the premise: “11 macho men temporarily leave behind their wives and girlfriends for a chance to win a quarter of $1 million dollars. The guys think they’re going to be on a show called All American Man, competing in grueling physical challenges. But the catch is, the guys will actually be transformed and given the chance to see what life is like as a lady, with one man winning a huge cash prize in the end.” They’ll be judged during a beauty pageant by a panel of celebrities (cough, cough): Morgan Fairchild, John Salley, and Debbie Matenopoulos. They “will live in ‘The Doll House,’ a beautifully decorated dwelling designed to help them get in touch with their feminine sides,” and will compete in competitions such as “planning a real wedding and then being asked to serve as the bridesmaids,” according to a TBS release. A TBS spokesperson told 365Gay.com that the series is “like Tootsie; It’s meant to entertain. We’re not trying to hurt anyone, but show how gender roles in our society work.” The show debuts Oct. 12 and will air on Tuesdays.

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.