Fear’s new season starts tonight with a visit to a haunted cement factory.

Fear’s new season starts tonight with a visit to a haunted cement factory.
The new eight-episode season of Fear starts tonight. Six twenty-somethings will explore–in the dark and alone–the allegedly haunted Duggan Bros. Cement Factory. After the episode, at 9 p.m. EST, the cast will be at mtv.com to chat about their experiences. Also, this morning at 9:30, check out The Other Side of Fear, a half-hour special about the people behind the scenes of the show. They get just as freaked out–in the daytime and with other people around them–while they set up for the show’s episodes.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.

A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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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.