Host Adrianna says On the Lot “can’t go wrong”

Adrianna Costa, the terribly awful host of On the Lot, is apparently not just a bad host, but also somewhat delusional.

Despite the poor ratings, she says that the show has a solid future. “With names like Spielberg and Mark Burnett on it, you can’t go wrong,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

Even more bizarrely, she said that the show has “a concept you have to get used to.” Um, no it doesn’t: Every other talent competition in the known universe follows the exact same format. Does she not realize that her lines are stolen directly from Ryan Seacrest?

Perhaps tellingly, Entertainment Weekly asked the network and producers about dropping six contestants without explanation, and “Fox calls it a ”creative decision”; Spielberg and Burnett declined to comment.” Declined to comment on their own show?

‘On the Lot': Fox Yells ‘Cut!’ [Entertainment Weekly]

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.