Top Model is changing UPN’s landscape.

Top Model is changing UPN’s landscape.
With the third season debut of America’s Next Top Model 3 just a few weeks away, there’s a lot more on the line than just a modeling contract. The show’s home, UPN, has so much faith in the series that the network is banking all three of its scripted dramas on the continued success and even growth of ‘Model,'” reports. Because of the show’s success in its first and second seasons, the network is shifting its focus toward women. Executive producer Ken Mok says “UPN is now about women,” which is actually causing him some problems, as “that killed my pilot,” he says, referring to a different show he’d planned to produce for the network. Top Model 3 debuts on Sept. 22, and will be followed by shows that UPN wants to promote.

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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.

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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.