MTV confirms “that Key West is definitely a possible location” for next Real World.

As reality blurred first reported last week, The Real World Key West seems to be a go. Following up on my report from last week, the Key West Citizen got MTV publicity to admit “that Key West is definitely a possible location, but emphasized that no final decision has been made.” That’s a step up from the broader denial I got last week.

The New York Post also reported yesterday that “local real-estate Web sites began putting out word over the weekend that representatives of the show were seeking a large space, close to the beach, for the latest installment of the reality soap.” However, the Post doesn’t mention these sites.

I’ve also heard that pressure from MTV and local real estate companies, who are trying to make the sale, has kept local Key West media from reporting on this sooner. Plus, there’s our Deep Throat’s report that he was essentially told to shut up by local real estate agents. Threats and intimidation usually don’t come when there’s nothing going on.

Plus, guytv blog is already fake-casting the series, a sure sign that it’s all but a done deal.

Key West considered for ‘Real World’ site [Key West Citizen]
Key to ‘World’ [New York Post]
the real world: key west . episode 1 [guytv blog]
earlier: Key West location under consideration for next Real World [reality blurred]

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.