Laguna Beach returning for a second season next year, and will be on DVD.

Laguna Beach returning for a second season next year, and will be on DVD.
Despondent over the conclusion of Laguna Beach, which ended Tuesday (but repeats today and Saturday)? Fret no more: MTV has officially renewed the unscripted drama reality series for a second season. It will continue to follow the original cast, although some have left for college, and some new pretty faces will join the cast. Kristin will apparently take over as the drama queen in charge, while clinging to her relationship with (physically and mentally) distant Stephen. MTV aired a preview of the new season which promises new faces and “totally new drama.” The new season will premiere next year–and a DVD set of the first season will be released when the new season kicks off.

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.