parody The Real World Movie: The Lost Season debuts tonight.

parody The Real World Movie: The Lost Season debuts tonight.
The Real World: The Lost Season, a parody movie chronicling the fictional (yes, it’s not real) Vancouver season of The Real World, debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on MTV. The cast of the Vancouver season is composed of actors, but also features seven real-life former The Real World cast members (“including Seattle’s David, Chicago’s Aneesa, San Francisco’s Rachel, and Hawaii’s Amaya,” according to EW’s review). Here’s the plot summary (stop reading if you don’t want to know): The Vancouver cast is supposed to face-off in a competition against the alum, but instead get kidnapped by the producer who threatens to kill them, according to the NY Post’s review. The movie repeats tomorrow at 10 a.m., Thursday at 3 p.m., Saturday and noon and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.; the first showing will be commercial-free.

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.