Real World and Road Rules casts selected, changes announced.

Real World and Road Rules casts selected, changes announced.
During the The Real World/Road Rules Casting Special last night, the 13 cast members were selected. They are Adam, Blair, Coral, Ellen, Jisela, Kevin, Lori, Malik, Mike, Nicole, Rachel, Sophia, and Steve. (Zap2it.com has profiles of The Real World cast and the Road Rules cast.) Of note: There are no 24 or 25 year olds on either cast, and just one 18 year old. Also, Road Rules finally has an openly gay cast member. Additionally, the producers announced the twists added to each show. For starters, both groups will head to New York and find out there which show they were cast for. On The Real World 10, if a cast member gets fired from their job at Arista Records, they will have to leave the show. And on Road Rules 10: The Quest, if the cast more than one mission, they have to vote off one member of the cast after each mission they fail (no word about the rumor that the person will be replaced by a new cast member.)

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.