contestants will vote each other out of next Big Brother; audience will select the winner.

contestants will vote each other out of next Big Brother; audience will select the winner.
Seemingly in response to suggestions from those who suffered through last year’s Big Brother, or maybe just the result of common sense, the next season of the CBS show will find the cast members voting each other out of the house. During the show, which CBS’ site promises will “have a fresh look” and “an exciting new format,” the TV audience will only get involved to select the winner from the final three. Applications are now being accepted for the show. No word about whether or not Julie Chen will return from hiding to host.

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.