Reality TV judge Emmy won’t be given this year

Last fall, the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s president said they’d create an Emmy for reality TV judges for the next award ceremony. But now, another Academy official said that new category won’t be added in time for this year’s nominations and Emmys.

The Los Angeles Times reported that “TV academy awards chief John Leverence” said “that the new Emmy Award isn’t ready to go this year.”

Nominations for this year’s Emmys, including the second reality TV host award, will be announced July 16.

‘American Idol’ judges can’t win an Emmy! [Los Angeles Times]

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.