Glee now casting for new roles, reality series

Fox’s drama Glee has begun its search for new cast members, which will be filmed for a new reality series.

To apply online, you have to be 16 to 26 “and not subject to a current recording contract or other services contract that would prohibit you from rendering exclusive and/or first position services,” according to the audition materials.

You also still actually have a functional MySpace login, which may be the most restrictive part of the application, because who’s used MySpace in the last few years except people who enjoy seizures with their profiles? (Of course, they have the same parent company.)

Anyway, pros or amateurs may apply, and have to record a one-minute personal statement and a performance of a pre-selected song, some of which are listed here and include “Gold Digger” by Kanye West, “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by Reo Speedwagon, “Don’t Rain on my Parade” by Barbra Streisand, and “Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne.

Applications are due April 26, and production will begin this summer, around July 1.

Glee Submissions [MySpace]

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.