The Osbournes concludes tonight.

The Osbournes concludes tonight.
Three years and two weeks after helping to inaugurate a new reality TV subgenre, The Osbournes limps to a conclusion as MTV airs its 52nd and final episode tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET. That the end is nigh is difficult to believe, since the frequently bleeped clan has faked us out before. But this does appear to be it. Over the three years, the world took notice as we endured everything from injury to illness. The first three seasons are now on DVD (season one, seasons two, season 2.5), although technically there are just three seasons total, including this final one, because there was a month break during the second season.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.