Is The Apprentice in danger of being cancelled?

With sliding ratings for The Apprentice 5, will the series live on to move to LA for its sixth season?

The Mercury News’ Charlie McCollum suggests that it may not, and that it will be cancelled by NBC. He writes, “Even though the series already is casting its next season, don’t count on it living past its June season finale.” However, he notes “it’s possible it could be used as a fill-in or a summer series,” which means that it wouldn’t be cancelled so much that it would just be postponed.

We should know May 15, when NBC announces its fall schedule, if Trump has a place on it, or if Howie Mandel will just take over Mondays.

On the Bubble: “The Apprentice” [Mercury News]

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.