Telemundo adds more reality TV.

Telemundo adds more reality TV.
After the success of Protagonistas de Novela (Soap Stars), Telemundo is adding three more reality TV shows, including a follow-up to their first reality TV show. The sequel will be called Protagonistas de la Musica (Music Stars) and will follow aspiring music stars competing for a record contract. Additionally, the network, owned by NBC, will air a version of Temptation Island produced by FOX, La Isla de Tentacion, plus a show called “Conquistadores del Fin del Mundo” (Conquerors of the End of the World).

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.