CBS hires new “head of reality.”

CBS hires new “head of reality.”
CBS is getting its own “head of reality and alternative programming,” according The Hollywood Reporter. Chris Sloan’s official title, “VP of alternative programming,” isn’t as fun as “head of reality” or “reality head,” but he’ll take over the position vacated earlier this year by Ghen Maynard. Sloan comes from TLC, where he “oversaw all of the cable network’s programming”; previously, “he was senior vp reality programming and specials at USA Network, where he oversaw and developed all nonscripted programming. At USA, Sloan helped develop the series Nashville Star, The Real Cannonball Run and Combat Missions.” Maybe TVGasm will get its wish of seeing The Real Cannonball Run 2001 resurrected, but this time on CBS instead of USA, which burned off the series in a single week.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.