trying to define itself as a reality comedy network, TBS orders new show concepts.

trying to define itself as a reality comedy network, TBS orders new show concepts.
As part of TBS’ “plans to boost its new image as a comedy-centered network with quirky reality shows, not original sitcoms,” the network has ordered a number of new reality show concepts, the AP reports. The shows will be pitched and produced by two companies, Nash Entertainment and Coquette Productions. Nash created TBS’ first reality series, Outback Jack, while the latter is the production company owned and run by Courteney Cox and David Arquette. A TBS VP tells the AP, “We are trying to pioneer a genre we call comedic reality. It takes two great aspects of comedy–unpredictability and relatability–and mixes it with the hottest genre on TV.”

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.