Dancing with the Stars generates more complaints than Adam Lambert did

ABC received more than 1,500 complaints about Adam Lambert’s AMA performance, but it turns out that’s not really a big deal after all, because Dancing with the Stars is even more controversial, and we all know how crazy risque that show is.

Advertising Age reports that “ABC gets more complaints from viewers over broadcasts of ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” according to “One person familiar with the situation.”

I’d say that I’d love to see those complaints–Are they about unblurred costume bulges? Bruno Tonoli’s triple-entendres? Len Goodman’s crankiness? Samantha Harris’ babbling?–but reading them would probably be like reading Yahoo Answers, and doing that scares me more than Paranormal Activity did.

ABC’s Problem Child: Adam Lambert [Advertising Age]

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.