Fox Reality VP Bob Boden leaves for Hasbro Studios

Fox Reality Channel executive Bob Boden is leaving the network to become develop reality and game shows for the new Hasbro Studios, which itself is developing content for a kids’ channel that will replace Discovery Kids next fall.

Boden is the vice president of programming for the network, and has been with it since before its launch in 2005. Variety reports that “[a] spokesman for Fox Reality Channel said no decision has been made on how Boden may be replaced.”

Hasbro taps Fox Reality exec [Variety]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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.