Manhunt’s Jon was “secretly selected as the winner two episodes” before the finale.

Manhunt’s Jon was “secretly selected as the winner two episodes” before the finale.
Manhunt winner Jon Jonsson “learned later that he had been secretly selected as the winner two episodes” before the finale, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A disclaimer at the end of every episode suggested judges and producers conferred, and Jon says that led to conflict. “Manhunt’ was just a show to exploit all these guys. I’m not afraid to say it–I’m not under Bravo’s contract anymore. Secret battles were going on between IMG and Bravo people over who was going to be eliminated, based on who would make good TV.” Earlier this month, he went “to the Dominican Republic for an Abercrombie & Fitch shoot with renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber.” Towleroad also discovered that the cast will be in the spring A&F, and also points us to Ron’s new modeling gig–which is very different from his old modeling gig.

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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.