ABC casting New Yorkers for “frothy” Fire Island summer reality series Summer Share

This summer, ABC will air a reality series that’s described as “The Real World meets Laguna Beach for adults,” ABC’s Andrea Wong told Variety.

Summer Share “will follow the lives and loves of a group of people who’ll spend their weekends in a summer house on New York’s Fire Island.” The six-episode series will be produced by Bunim-Murray. Wong says the show was pitched by Jon Murray, and added that ABC has wanted “to do a fun, frothy show for a while now.”

Casting is this Saturday in New York City; producers want New Yorkers who “would like to spend your weekends on the beach (and have us pick up the tab).”

ABC ‘Summer’ lovin’ [Variety]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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.

about the writer

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.