NBC airs Big Brother-esque The Truman Show tonight.

NBC airs Big Brother-esque The Truman Show tonight.
Along with EdTV, it was one of two movies that predicted our soon-to-be fascination with reality TV. Tonight, NBC airs The Truman Show at 9 p.m. EST, a movie about a guy who doesn’t know his whole life is a TV show. The Real World had been around for a while when the film came out, but it pre-dated and spookily predicted the evil machinations of Big Brother. Watch and see how much Christof reminds you of the disemboweled voices of CBS’ Big Brother.

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.

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.