Half-hour Monday Rock Star improves its ratings, slightly

As of right now, it appears that Mark Burnett has another miss on his hands. Rock Star: INXS cut its Monday episode to a half-hour, landing it in second place (well) behind Hell’s Kitchen.

The show did improve from last Wednesday’s results show: it “averaged a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating” last night, compared to a 2.4 last week. But it still lost “a quarter of its 3.3 ‘Two and a Half Men’ lead-in,” Media Life reports.

And if you lose Charlie Sheen’s fans, you’re no American Idol.

Leaner ‘Rock Star’ is still a stumbler [Media Life]

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.

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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.