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Posts from: September 2011

The Amazing Race is 10 today

CBS’ third major reality series, The Amazing Race, debuted 10 years ago today, on a Wednesday, when 11 teams of two started racing from New York City. Its second episode was delayed by a week because of the events of Sept. 11, a Tuesday. That Thursday also saw the debut of a similar series, NBC’s …

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What it takes to win Big Brother, and what Shelly did wrong (hint: it’s not lying)

I’ve been watching Big Brother with a bit more of a distance this week. Perhaps that’s because last week’s crazy live show was followed by insane behavior online, and nothing quite compares. Or perhaps it’s because my cat Chloe, reality blurred‘s de facto co-editor for the past 11+ years who made a few cameo appearances …

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The unfortunate but important response to Chaz Bono’s casting on Dancing with the Stars

Since Chaz Bono was announced as one of the cast members on Dancing with the Stars 13, there’s been a lot of freaking out. That’s because Chaz used to be Chastity, and the T part of LGBT is the least-familiar and arguably least-accepted type of person among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. And that’s …

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Judges criticize America’s Got Talent’s response after act catches fire

The sixth season of America’s Got Talent has its top 10, and we’re incredibly close to having a final round that does not include any mediocre singers. That group does not include Gymkana, the tumbling group that was eliminated from the show, perhaps because the flaming ring its tumblers were jumping through fell onto one …

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