Probst: Amazing Race should “pull itself out of competition”; Van Munster: “it’s unlikely”

After The Amazing Race‘s seventh consecutive Emmy win, I think it should withdraw from competition, and Survivor host Jeff Probst suggested the same thing to reporters backstage at the Emmys last night.

“Maybe ‘Amazing Race’ should do what Oprah did and pull itself out of competition,” Probst said, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bertram Van Munster said that probably won’t happen, but didn’t totally shut down the idea: “I’m going to discuss it with my committee here, but it’s unlikely . … It was very intimidating to win for the seventh time,” he said.

Jeff Probst: ‘Amazing Race’ should hit the brakes [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.