Queer Eye looking for a gay man, a lesbian, and teenagers

In its ongoing quest to diversify (e.g., get people to watch again), Bravo’s Queer Eye is looking for non-straight men to make over.

Specifically, the show wants “a gay man who’s about to come out to friends and family, “Fab Five wannabes who happen to be in their teens,” and “a lesbian who welcomes a total physical makeover, finally.” That’s according to PlanetOut, which is working with the show. Only those who live in the New York City area may apply.

The site also reports that next season will feature celebrity makeovers: “Kevin Bacon (and the Bacon brothers) and former NFL star Boomer Esiason” will all appear on the show.

“Queer Eye” casting call! [Planet Out]

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.