A kiss, a kick, and a fail: Big Brother in six seconds

Big Brother 16's VictoriaI think we’ve reached the point on Big Brother where we’re just waiting for the alliance to burn through the non-alliance members before they turn on each other, when things could potentially get interesting.

Actually, we reached that point long ago, but with Nicole re-entering the game, there was momentary potential for plans to be derailed. But any hope for that evaporated with Donny and Nicole’s loss during the HOH competition, which immediately made this week’s outcome pretty much guaranteed.

There are enough people to do something to flip on the alliance, but Derrick’s subtle social game has prevented that. Victoria is content to wait around until she gets her second-place prize, and Christine and Cody seem content to do what they’re told. No wonder people are shouting over the wall at the houseguests.

So, here’s last night’s episode in six seconds.

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.