Real World Austin cast photographed.

Real World Austin cast photographed.
Two things we know about The Real World Austin cast: They’re really good at sticking their faces in front of non-MTV cameras, and they are no strangers to liquor. Also, they kind of look exactly like the casts from the past few seasons. TheRealWorldAustin.com’s cast sightings photo gallery shows the cast around their house, but mostly they’re socializing and posing for pictures with, presumably, complete strangers. I wonder if they still pretend they’re working on a “project,” or if they just dispense with that and scream to anybody in earshot, “Hey! I’m on The Real World! Who wants to take my fucking picture? Woo! Here’s to an endless career of college campus visits and Real World/Road Rules Challenge appearances! Rock on!”

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.