Big Brother will be preempted, delayed tonight by football for many people

Big Brother 12‘s lack of drama will be delayed for many people across the country, while others will see the show on a different channel. While people in bulky costumes slamming into each other and competing as if winning actually matters might typically be confused with the reality competition, I can assure you it’s something different, even with all the ass-slapping.

That’s because of final pre-season NFL football games tonight, which reality blurred TSG and football consultant Victor helped me decipher. Apparently the college kids who play the football games will also be doing something tonight, but that will not interfere with Julie Chen’s work.

Thankfully, a kind person identified only as Kelvin has created a Google map that aggregates information from local CBS affiliates and indicates exactly where it is being preempted and when the show will ultimately be broadcast in that area:

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.