The Surreal Life 5 cast announced.

The Surreal Life 5 cast announced.
Kathy Griffin was half-right: The Surreal Life 5 is coming to VH1, but The Amazing Race 6‘s Jonathan won’t be the reality TV cast member. Instead, that role will be filled by two people: The Apprentice‘s Omarosa, fresh from her Fear Factor appearance, and Top Model‘s Janice Dickinson. The other cast members are Jose Canseco, Bronson Pinchot, and Salt-n-Pepa’s Pepa. The show debuts in September.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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.