Temptation Island 2 will be called “Margaritaville: the Hos Fight Back.”

Temptation Island 2 will be called “Margaritaville: the Hos Fight Back.”
The long-awaited sequel to Temptation Island will focus on the fornicating hijinks of the very popular gaggle of sluts assembled by FOX to destroy relationships on national TV during the first season. Hosted by the real Marky Mark (not the arms-akimbo imposter), the show will watch what happens when 16 wannabe actors gather on an island and get trashed. Endemol was asked to produce, but they were busy producing more crappy shows to import, as well as deluding themselves into thinking that Big Brother wasn’t their fault.

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.