Six years and 5,990 stories about reality TV

Today is July 9, reality blurred‘s official sixth anniversary. Tomorrow begins the seventh year of this site, which is about as crazy to me as realizing that when I began this project, I was 22, and now I’m about to move into my last year before I turn 30, at which time society’s expectations dictate that I’ll have to throw myself from a bridge unless I get my book published and move up to the A-list.

What began as a blog hosted by Tripod and powered by Blogger has become perhaps the world’s biggest archive of reality TV news, and, of course, stories about drunken reality whores. Since the site’s inception, I’ve posted 5,990 stories; this is the 5,991st. Many of those came thanks to readers like you, and perhaps even you, and for that I am grateful.

But I’m more grateful that you come back here day after day to read my bitching–I mean, analysis–and link to stories on your blog, tell your friends about it, and let me know when I’ve misspelleldd a word.

Thanks much.

the site’s first, third, fourth, and fifth anniversaries [reality blurred]

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.

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.