American Candidate concludes Sunday.

American Candidate concludes Sunday.
Either Park Gillespie or Malia Lazu will be named the American Candidate on Sunday, as the series concludes with its 10th episode at 9 p.m. ET. The winner, selected by viewers who voted after last week’s episode, get $250K and a media appearance where they’ll “address the nation.” First conceived as a 12-year series following one person’s quest for the actual presidency, the program finally came to life on Showtime, where it found controversy and low ratings.
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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.