Bill is the mole, Dorothy wins; ABC “definitely considering” The Mole 3.

Bill is the mole, Dorothy wins; ABC “definitely considering” The Mole 3.
On the finale of The Mole 2, Dorothy won $636,000, and Bill was unveiled as the mole. Heather, who was the runner-up, got one more question wrong than Dorothy did, which cost her the game–as did her coalition with Dorothy, because Heather revealed to her that she suspected Bill. Also revealed were the clues hidden in each episode, which ranged from digitally-inserted stars showing Bill’s astrological sign to messages in the credits to the string of numbers on the telegram that spelled out “the mole is Bill.” Also, ABC is “definitely considering” The Mole 3, Variety reports. The second season has been “ABC’s highest-rated program of the summer with young viewers,” and ABC’s alternative programming chief says, “It’s performed well for us this summer against strong competition. And it’s an even better show than it was before.”

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.