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.

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.