Bachelor finalists revealed, maybe

The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss revealed, probably, five finalists for the title spot on the show’s 17th season: recent Bachelorette cast members Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Sean Lowe, and Ryan Bowers; Roberto Martinez, who has been long-rumored to be cast; and Tim Tebow.

Tebow’s inclusion is suspect, and Fleiss also listed “the singer from Free Credit Report band,” which is either a joke or brilliant or an illustration that he’s just playing around. Whether all of this is bullshit or not, he insists no one has been chosen yet, and producers are listening to fans.

Fleiss added that there are “a couple guys you’ve never heard of…” That’s perhaps the biggest news for a show that continues to draw from its own pool of talent (cough, cough) to find its stars.

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.