the reality TV trifecta: the mole is finally revealed, Temptation ends, and Law & Order kills a reality TV star.

the reality TV trifecta: the mole is finally revealed, Temptation ends, and Law & Order kills a reality TV star.
Last night’s episode was all about the final two challenges, leaving tonight’s 8 p.m. EST second half of The Mole finale at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to reveal all. First, though, Anderson will reunite and talk to all of the old players. Judging by their reaction to the announcement, the mole’s identity is a bit of a surprise. Next, Temptation Island wraps up at 9 p.m. EST on FOX with a “sizzling, steaming, surprising finale!” Finally, at 10 p.m. EST, an episode of Law & Order on NBC attacks what many think is inevitable: the death of a reality TV show participant; both the cast and the producers are suspects.

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.