WB casting for No Boundaries.

WB casting for No Boundaries.
The network that brought us Dawson’s Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is looking for 12 or so cast members for No Boundaries. Title sound familiar? It’s Ford’s campaign, and the somewhat controversial show is lists both Ford and J. Walter Thompson, their ad agency, as producers; it’s product placement that would make Mark Burnett go wild. When the show isn’t promoting Ford indirectly (grand prize is cash and a Ford SUV), it will be following the contestants as they “to raft, trek, mountain bike, rappel, sea kayak, glacier walk and dog sled (and more!) through some of the most amazing landscapes and water ways on the continent.” Application videos are due April 30.

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.