Survivor challenge created by Dream Teamer

A challenge from tomorrow night’s Survivor Cagayan, “Mazed and Confused,” wasn’t created by challenge producer John Kirhoffer, but instead was “designed, created, conceptualized from a Dream Teamer,” Jeff Probst explains in the preview below.

Dream Team members test and build challenges, work in the art department, and act as grips.

Part of the challenge has been used before, but the puzzle–which Kirhoffer says was created by Dream Teamer Nick–is definitely new and creative.

“Anything can happen,” Probst says. (No shit!)

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.