A&E pulls The Hasselhoffs as Americans tell the UK: you can have David Hasselhoff

After airing just two half-hour episodes, A&E has pulled The Hasselhoffs off the air, after getting evidence that we are no longer crazy for David Hasselhoff.

He was voted off Dancing with the Stars first, shocking producers but no one else; he hasn’t been missed on America’s Got Talent, where Howie Mandel fits in perfectly; and now this. Maybe the UK will like him better: He’s talking to Britain’s Got Talent about judging that show.

How bad was the premiere? Variety reports that 718,000 people watched the first half-hour episode, and just 505,000 watched the second.

Now, if we could only figure out why this ad didn’t encourage people to tune in:

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.