Phil Keoghan “honored,” glad to not “be home still scraping my wall … in my underpants.”

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan was finally nominated for an Emmy, and he has characteristic good humor about it. He told the AP that last year, “I missed out and I felt like the orphan in the production,” but “I was relieved that I wasn’t up there, to be honest with you, because I don’t think it worked out as well as anybody wanted,” he said of the reality hosts hosting. This year, he says, “I’m in good company and I feel honored to be part of the group. Obviously it’s a lot better to be part of it than not, you know. I could be home still scraping my wall, right? In my underpants.”

Phil Keoghan keeps it real during Emmy nominations [AP]

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.