Marshall and Lance quit the race.

Marshall and Lance quit the race.
For the first time in the show’s five-season history, a team quit The Amazing Race. During the sixth leg of the race, Marshall and Lance were almost to the pit stop, working on the last Road Block. Once they realized they were the last team, they decided to quit, especially since Marshall’s injured knees would have prevented them from making it to the pit stop in Luxor, Egypt. They were Philiminated on the site of the Road Block, which Phil pointed out was yet another first, as he had actually hunt down and then interact with a team somewhere other than that mat with the earth on it. The bowling moms were able to recover from their last-place finish, which left them stripped of cash; they borrowed from tourists and benefited from a late charter flight that equalized all the teams. The fun continues next week, when either Charla or Mirna–who can tell them apart?–screams at someone else, “Bitch, get out of the way.”

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.