next Road Rules will vote people out, Temptation Island producers knew about kid.

next Road Rules will vote people out, Temptation Island producers knew about kid.
Entertainment Weekly talks to reality TV producers about how real their shows are, and reveals some Co-creator Jon Murray says the on the next Road Rules, ”If the cast fails more than one mission, they have to vote someone out.” Hmm. Wonder where they got that idea. Also, EW cites a source that says at least some crew members on Temptation Island may have known about Ytossie and Taheed’s kid before they arrived on the island.

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.