Apprentice 3 casting producer says new cast should not “refill old people’s roles.”

Apprentice 3 casting producer says new cast should not “refill old people’s roles.”
A good way to get cast for some reality TV shows such as The Real World is to present yourself as a carbon copy of a cast member from a previous season. Or, better, as a sluttier, drunker version of a previous cast member. But if you want to land a spot at the board room table on The Apprentice 3, you should not be a hick copier salesperson nor a bitchy, self-delusional liar. Casting producer Rob LaPlante tells Entertainment Weekly, “I never want to cast this show to refill old people’s roles. I don’t want to go in there and try to find the new Omarosa or the new Sam or the new Troy.” The show was recently casting at various open casting calls around the country; upcoming dates, if any remain, have yet to be posted.
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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.