Bunim-Murray searching for WB’s Lost in the USA cast members.

Bunim-Murray searching for WB’s Lost in the USA cast members.
Bunim-Murray is searching for cast members for Lost in the USA, a show for the WB that seems like a hybrid of Road Rules, Boot Camp, and Lost. “Each week, four teams will run a manic 48 hour gauntlet of tests, tasks, and time trials that could take them anywhere in the U.S.A.,” the show’s site says. Open casting calls–for individuals or groups–are being held in Boston (June 16), Philadelphia (June 23), New Orleans (June 23), Charlotte, N.C. (June 29), Chicago (June 30), Dallas (July 4), Detroit (July 7), and Cleveland (July 11).

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.