“unusual betting” may reveal Apprentice finalists; Crest happy with last week’s ep.

“unusual betting” may reveal Apprentice finalists; Crest happy with last week’s ep.
A betting site that has previously halted betting on reality TV shows has stopped betting on The Apprentice 2. As a company rep told the AP, “When this has happened before, it’s because someone has known the outcome.” This has actually happened four times before, most recently when a number of unusual bets were placed on Survivor Pearl Islands winner Sandra Diaz-Twine. The AP’s story marks where the potential spoilers begin; in it, BetWWTS reveals that the “unusual betting pattern on two contestants” were $300 bets placed on both (highlight to read) Jennifer Massey and Kelly Perdew. Only time will tell if they turn out to be the final two. Elsewhere in Apprentice-land, Crest is thrilled with its product placement on last week’s episode. After the episode aired, “Procter & Gamble Co. logged 4.7 million hits to the product’s Web site. … the highest level of online interest in a single product launch in P&G history,” American City Business Journals reports.
+ don’t forget: The show airs tonight instead of Thursday this week to make room for the first presidential debate.

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.