Big Brother 12 live blog and reality blurred’s 10th anniversary Q&A

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, it’s time for another live blog, and this one is a two-parter: First, since reality blurred is roughly 9 years, 364 days old today, I present my first-ever Q&A. Since questions have come up in the middle of live blogs in the past, I thought we’d just do a half-hour of questions and, if I feel like it, answers. Ask me whatever you want: about reality TV, the site, et cetera.

Then, at 8, we’ll tune in together and watch the first episode of Big Brother 12 to find out what cheesy lines the producers had the contestants say to introduce themselves, and to find out who we love and who we hope never reproduces. (If you’d like to see what the deal with a live blog is, here’s the American Idol finale live blog.)

Get a reminder e.mail in the box below, and I’ll see you at 7:30 ET (4:30 PT).

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.