Jon Gosselin wants to quit his TLC show to find a job “instead of the nightmare I’m living”

One-tenth of Jon & Kate Plus Eight wants to quit the TLC show, although I guess no one’s ever asked 8/10ths of the show what they think about it, so perhaps that number is higher.

Anyway: Jon Gosselin told Us Weekly, “I wish I had a 9 to 5 job instead of the nightmare I’m living. This is 24/7. I don’t even want to do taping for the show anymore. … Ihave two houses and eight children to take care of and I need to work.”

Ironically, the most recent rumors about Jon have been about him starring in his own reality show called Divorced Dad’s Club, so hopefully this–and his lies lies lies lies t-shirt–are confirmation that he doesn’t want to do more TV.

Jon Gosselin: “I Don’t Want” to Tape Jon & Kate “Anymore” [Us 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.

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.