Rebel Billionaire, Biggest Loser conclude.

Rebel Billionaire, Biggest Loser conclude.
Two reality series end tonight, although one has become a lot more popular than the other. Richard Branson’s globetrotting series The Rebel Billionaire had some critical acclaim but not many viewers. Still, FOX stuck it out, which is more than the network does for most poorly performing shows. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the series ends with a two-hour finale, during which either Shawn or Sara will win the presidency of Virgin. … Over on NBC at the same time, the network will air a live finale and reunion for surprise hit The Biggest Loser, and we can all just pray that Regis stays the hell away from it. NBC’s weight loss series was so successful, with more than 10 million viewers a week, that the network added episodes and tonight’s hour-and-a-half finale, which starts at 8 p.m. ET. Either Gary, Ryan, or Kelly M. will walk away with $250,000.

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.