Tori & Dean cross over to Hoarders (video)

Funny or Die has produced a parody of Hoarders that isn’t brilliant satire but that stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott and serves as a cross-over between two cable reality series, and ends up being pretty funny–and much more entertaining than its stars’ Oxygen reality series.

“Hoarders: Untold sTori” is directed by Mario Panagiotopoulos, a camera operator on Tori & Dean, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and many other reality series. It relies a bit too much on stereotypes for sight gags, but a lot of it works. And it’s definitely worth watching all the way to the end.

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.