cast member says low-rated No Boundaries “deserves better publicity.”

cast member says low-rated No Boundaries “deserves better publicity.”
The WB’s No Boundaries has been suffering from low ratings (it’s 142 out of 145 for the season so far and which has often had fewer viewers than Ripley’s Believe It or Not, which was in the same time slot last fall). That may have to do with its time slot, early in the evening on Sundays, or the fact that some WB stations air it at different times. Cast member John Hodges has sent an unofficial e.mail message in “an attempt on our part to salvage the show from being pulled off the air” and to support the work of the show’s two producers. He says the show has suffered from low ratings because of a lack of publicity, says it “deserves better publicity” and asks the message’s recipients to watch, call, or because “we need at this point all the help we can get.”

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.