producers reportedly walk off American Idol 4; Cowell will bring X-Factor to US.

producers reportedly walk off American Idol 4; Cowell will bring X-Factor to US.
A feud over possible changes to American Idol 4 led four producers to walk off the series, Extra reported. While a show spokesperson told the New York Daily News that “Nobody walked off and everything is normal,” Extra reported that “producers are said to have stormed off the show last Friday … because producers wanted to institute changes, while Fox was resistant.” Meanwhile, Simon Cowell will bring his series The X Factor to the US. The Daily News says “an American version of the show is expected to make it’s way stateside.” The UK series is a talent competition open to a wide range of performers who are mentored by one of the series’ judges.

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.