Bachelor 14 will be in high definition

With the debut of its 14th season, The Bachelor will join other network reality shows that are broadcast in high definition. Jillian Harris reject Jake Pavelka’s search for love starts Jan. 4.

The network said in a press release that the show “will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.”

It’s almost criminal that The Amazing Race is still broadcast in standard definition while Chris Harrison and the roses will be in high definition. And I’m not quite sure what so much cheesiness will look like in HD, but I fear it may induce vomiting.

Jake Pavelka Gets a Second Chance at Love… [ABC press release]

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.