Real World season one cast: where are they now?

Impossible as it is to believe, The Real World‘s first season aired 19 years ago. And while several of its cast members stayed in the spotlight for some time–Eric Nies, ahem–others have virtually, and perhaps smartly, disappeared.

Fox News’ Fox 411 has a slideshow that checks in with each cast member, although not all of the cast members granted interviews.

What they are doing ranges from Kevin’s runs for office to Eric’s “spiritual journey” (he says he’s “been living like a nomad, the earth is my home”). Julie runs a restaurant in Alabama, and Norm lives in L.A., while Andre, Becky, and Heather are all working on their own music.

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.