A pitch for you to watch The Pitch

AMC’s The Pitch returns tonight for its second season, and as you can see in the preview below, its first season was critically acclaimed, though only some critics got the names of their publications read aloud in the promo.

While it could have devolved into an Undercover Boss-style advertisement, the series focused on both people and process, and didn’t avoid uglier moments, all presented it in a beautifully shot and edited package. It also frustratingly left out the reason why the advertiser chose the winning agency, and I hope season two changes that. (Read my full season one review.)

Even if it doesn’t, though, it’s still an hour of reality television worth watching.

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.