Mark Cuban: “unfortunate that [Grayson] lost,” show “not about who I like the most.”

Mark Cuban: “unfortunate that [Grayson] lost,” show “not about who I like the most.”
Mark Cuban’s third test of the cast of The Benefactor was a game of Jenga between the two people he was considering cutting, Grayson and William. William was an obnoxious prick while playing but ended up winning, sending Grayson home. On his blog, Mark Cuban writes in a “behind the scenes” post that “Grayson deserved a ton of credit for ignoring every bit of it and keeping her cool. It was unfortunate that she lost.” He adds that the show “is not about who I like the most. I know exactly what I am looking for from each test. These are tests for success, not who I want to have a drink with.” The second episode airs tonight; last week’s debut episode “helped ABC earn a solid ratings win Monday,” Zap2it.com reports. The show won its hour with about 6.96 million viewers.

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.