Babes on a Bus: The Onion’s “major slut spill” may become a reality

First there was Bret Michaels’ VH1 show Rock of Love Bus, and now Fox is producing a pilot for a dating series called Babes on a Bus, getting the world much closer to the “major slut spill” predicted by The Onion in the hilarious, never-gets-old NSFW story below.

Fox’s latest attempt at a dating series is an Endemol format from Norway and follows 10 women who travel “from small town to small town around the country” on a bus and meet “the town’s finest bachelors, who will be on hand to impress them with romantic scenery and delicious local food,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The women have the choice of staying with a man or getting back on the bus and risking this:

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.