Trista is pregnant with the first Bachelor baby

Bachelorette star Trista Rehn is pregnant, and was helped in the process by Ryan Sutter, her husband and the man she met on the show. The series barely produces lasting relationships, so unless I’m missing a secret pregnancy, this marks a notable occasion: the franchise’s first spawn.

“We are so happy after two years of trying,” Trista told People. And Ryan said, “I am happy to be able to finally be a dad.”

Considering that Trista and Ryan’s wedding was watched by more people than watched Princess Diana marry Prince Charles, the fetus’ presence opens up a number of possibilities for ABC, which needs to milk its reality successes as much as it can.

Maybe Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew can remodel Trista and Ryan’s house to add a nursery. Then, ABC can offer the couple another $1 million to air the birth. Later, Supernanny can pay a visit to politely tell them what shitty parents they’ve become, and when they need money to pay for private school or college, or just a vacation from one another, they can go on Wife Swap.

Trista and Ryan Sutter Expecting First Child [People]

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.