rebranded Queer Eye returns tonight.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy returns for a fourth season tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo, and the show has undergone a tiny makeover of its own. Its name is now Queer Eye, which is such a monumental change that even Bravo’s web designers forgot to make it on the show’s site. Tonight, the Fab Five make over the Boston Red Sox, or at least those team members who agreed to risk their facial hair and masculinity to appear on the show.

The Boston Globe reports on the minor controversy the team members’ appearance–and the Fab Five’s appearance at a game to throw out the first pitch–has caused. One fan was upset because, as the paper reports, “Yankees fans razzed Red Sox fans relentlessly about the makeovers during a series in Yankee Stadium.” The paper talks to a few homophobes (“keep it to yourselves,” one says) and to people who just don’t see why having washed-up reality stars throw out a pitch and wax the backs of a few team members is causing so much consternation.

Queer Eye [Bravo]
TV’s ‘Queer Eye’ guys throw Fenway a curve [The Boston Globe]

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.