Bachelor 6 twists include Bachelor being selected from two choices by bachelorettes.

Bachelor 6 twists include Bachelor being selected from two choices by bachelorettes.
Faced with a horrible hook-up track record and sliding ratings, ABC is mixing things up for The Bachelor 6, and they aren’t even keeping the twists a secret. Most significantly, there will be two bachelors, at least at first; the women will select which one they want to stick around. The two bachelors are “Jay Overbye, a 40-year-old real-estate broker from New Jersey” who is a” former model and world traveler started [who] sold his own computer network company and is a self-proclaimed history buff who is very close to his family,” and Byron Velvick, also 40, a California native and professional bass fisherman who was the U.S. Open champion in 1991 and 1996.” E! Online also runs down the other changes, which include the bachelor living in the same house as the women (scandalous!), and the appearance of “two ‘all-stars’–returning contestants from past seasons of The Bachelor–will join the mix later in the season and ‘compete’ for Overbye or Velvick’s attention.” Also, and very oddly, Brandy will perform during the second episode. As E! points out, this is “[e]asily the strangest pop star reality show guest appearance since Sheryl Crow played the back yard of the Big Brother house.”

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.