MTV airs the official Real World Denver promo

The Real World Denver‘s official promo is now airing on MTV, and just like the alleged hot tub footage, it features two cast members making out.

The promo, which shows the cast playing spin the bottle, is not actual footage from the show, but instead a separately shot and produced commercial. It’s an interesting metaphor for the series’ evolution; the show that used to be appealing because of the organic drama has become so self-aware that they now just script promos that concentrate on the two things that nearly every episode focuses on: drinking and hooking up.

Perhaps more significantly, the promo is heavily focused on the two white girls and a white guy; “the two black cast members (Tyrie and Steven) and the gay guy (Davis) don’t even really appear,” Get Real Denver notes. Here’s the promo:

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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