The Mole 2 debuts tonight.

The Mole 2 debuts tonight.
The Mole 2 debuts tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Before the show, host Anderson Cooper will chat live on ABC.com today at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT about the new season. Additionally, ABC is giving away a 2002 Hyundai Sonata with the Players Quiz. To gain an entry into the contest, you have to answer the same questions that the players will be asked at the end of the episode. Although you don’t have to get the questions right to enter, the site is publishing a cheat sheet with the exact questions before each show airs.
+ also: applications are being accepted for The Mole 3.

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.