Surreal Life 6’s “reality hunk” revealed (maybe)

Since the most famous members of the recently announced cast of The Surreal Life 6 were both stars of sitcoms that aired 30 years ago, we clearly need at least one person who will be recognizable to the MTV generation. (Well, the new MTV generation, since the original is now pushing 40.)

Anyway, the reality TV show cast member slot is going to be filled by a “reality hunk” who the other cast members will vote into the house. That person, according to a report on The Real World/Road Rules Blog, is Ace, aka Clyde Daryn Amerson, from The Real World Paris. Update: Shortly after posting that item, the site retracted their statement, noting that Ace had just participated in the process.

Update: There’s now word of another possiblity: Maven from Tough Enough. And RealityBBQ reports that (highlight again) Big Brother’s Scott Long is taping the show.

In other words, even though all three men may have been up for consideration, no one has any freaking idea who actually made it into the house.

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.