five shows nomiated for GLAAD awards.

five shows nomiated for GLAAD awards.
Five reality TV shows have been nominated for GLAAD awards, and all but one of the nominees feature(d) at least two gay cast members. The nominated shows are Survivor Vanuatu, which didn’t show any same-sex kissing but had two lesbian cast members; American Candidate; Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which is self-explanatory; The Real World Philadelphia, the first season of the series to include two gay men; and Big Brother 5, which had one gay cast member but may have been nominated for its homoeroticism.

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.