contestant forgot he was on Mole 2.

contestant forgot he was on Mole 2.
The Mole 2 was pulled from ABC’s schedule last fall even though the show had completed production last summer. Now, almost a year after the series was filmed, one of the contestants says he “totally forgot that I was ever on the show.” Rob Nelson has “moved on,” according to his mother, although Rob says that the cast members and winner won’t get paid until all episodes air, so regardless of his standing he’s owed some money. So does this mean he’s not the mole or the winner, or is he just faking us out?
+ also: Mole 2 starts slowly, gaining viewers during its second hour.

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.