Real Housewives of Disney: SNL parodies Bravo’s franchise

Parodies of The Real Housewives are hard to pull off, since the show is basically parody by itself. 30 Rock tried last year and had some amazing moments–“My single, ‘My Single Is Dropping,” is dropping”–but couldn’t quite be as funny as the show usually is.

This weekend, Saturday Night Live and guest host Lindsay Lohan gave it a shot with The Real Housewives of Disney, featuring Disney princesses. Since SNL went with an extended trailer, not a 22-minute episode, it was more consistently funny, though perhaps not as absurd. Watch:

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.