Project Runway 6 finalists surprised with unsurprising, unoriginal challenge

Project Runway 6 has just one episode left, and then we can pretend this season (and, while we’re at it, last) never existed, and see if the show can resurrect itself next season, or putter out.

Thursday night’s episode was the typical penultimate episode where Tim Gunn visits the designers at home, which at least gave us one great scene: Tim baking biscuits at Carol Hannah’s house, wearing an apron over his suit.

Once everyone arrived in New York for Fashion Week (Carol Hannah was delayed one day due to a mysterious contagious illness), Tim Gunn revealed “one final surprise,” and the surprise was that Project Runway 6 was going to stay dull, boring, and predictable by making the contestants create an additional garment for their collections, with the help of a previously eliminated contestant.

Crazy! What will they unnecessarily steal from previous seasons of the show next?

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.

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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.