Glass House has been cancelled: time to give up hope

ABC has cancelled The Glass House, the network has confirmed to me, so if you’ve been holding out hope that it’ll return this summer, it’s time to give up and let it go. Yes, my desperate plea to renew the low-rated summer competition series. The loss of the show is sad, but we’ll get through it together.

The show improved on Big Brother‘s format and spawned fascinating lawsuits between CBS and the show’s producers, but ultimately had low ratings, despite being a really smart and interesting series that was worthy of renewal.

So, let us mourn its death with a reprise of the cast singing “Call Me, Maybe,” one of last year’s best reality TV cold opens:

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.