Surreal Life 6 cast includes Sherman Hemsley, Alexis Arquette, and Florence Henderson (sort of)

Sherman Hemsley and Alexis Arquette headline the cast of The Surreal Life 6, which is really scraping the bottom of the C-list barrel. Poison guitarist C.C. Deville and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell will also join the cast, along with Playboy TV’s Andrea Lowell and Tawny Kitaen.

Who? Seriously, who are these people?

The biggest name belongs to Florence Henderson, aka Mrs. Brady, but she’s apparently not signing up for the full experience. Instead, she “joins the show as the cast’s full time and on-call therapist/advisor,” according to a press release. They’ll also vote to add “an extra cast member from a pool of reality hunks,” who will perhaps be the most immediately recognizable cast member.

The new series debuts in January.

VH1 Announces Excitingly Eclectic Cast For The Brand New Season Of ‘The Surreal Life’ [VH1 press release]
Surreal Life 6 cast pictures [VH1]

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.