Colin on Race producers: “You’d think they’d have some kind of morals.”

Colin on Race producers: “You’d think they’d have some kind of morals.”
Colin Guinn and Christie Woods are continuing their post-Amazing Race 5 face-saving spin. The latest: Colin, a guy who refused to pay a cab driver the agreed-upon fare in Tanzania, says of the alleged distortion of his character via editing, “This kind of thing happened like three times every episode. You’d think they’d have some kind of morals.” The show’s executive producer and creator Bertram van Munster insists that Colin was portrayed accurately: “We’re not showing anything out of context. We’re showing everything chronologically. It’s true cinema verite.” He tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, “We cannot portray them. They can only portray themselves because this is a reality show. What you see is what you get. It is just the way it is.” Colin has a friend in Marshall Hudes, who says that, in public, “The most common thing I felt myself doing was defending Colin and Christie because they’re really not the way they were portrayed on the show. When you take things out of context, they can appear very different than when it really happened.”
+ plus: as Chip and Kim ran to the finish line, the car that van Munster and CBS exec exec Ghen Maynard had arrived in crashed into a river.

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.