Ivana Young Man finally airs this weekend

Ivana Trump’s reality special finally airs on Oxygen this weekend, debuting Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. On the show, Ivana helps a middle-aged woman select from “six hunks”

The show was originally commissioned by FOX, which later decided not to air it last August. But Oxygen picked up the two-hour special.

Ivana makes decisions in a bedroom, and there’s a cash prize for the winner, instead of just a failed relationship. That makes the show a “a cross between The Bachelorette and The Apprentice,” and includes “physical and mental challenges as well as a personal interview and a private date,” according to The Sun-Sentine’s Tom Jicha.

Ivana Young Man [Oxygen]
Ivana Trump turns tables on date scene [Sun-Sentinel]

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.