Paradise Hotel will not return this summer, FOX “operative” tells Defamer.

Paradise Hotel will not return this summer, FOX “operative” tells Defamer.
Last week’s report that Paradise Hotel might return to FOX this summer, complete with the original cast in their drunken stupors, has been contradicted. A day after the news broke, Defamer reported “that the show will not be back, a decision reached deep within Fox’s evil reality TV incubator yesterday.” Defamer cites “an operative” within FOX. I refuse to believe it, so Charla, Keith, Toni, Zack, Amy, and everyone else, don’t unpack your bags yet. Also, it sounds suspiciously like scorned Forever Eden host Ruth England (or some other jealous discarded FOX reality TV person) else is pretending to have inside information on programming decisions now.

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.