first Real World season, Project Greenlight series/film out on DVD today.

first Real World season, Project Greenlight series/film out on DVD today.
For the first time, an entire season of The Real World is being released on DVD. The 2-disc MTV’s The Real World: The Complete First Season – New York includes the entire first season, which has been airing recently in syndication. Another reality TV show is also releasing its first season on DVD today: the Project Greenlight DVD box set includes the entire HBO series along with the film, Stolen Summer, that the series produced. The Project Greenlight box set includes four discs and retails for just over $50. Also out today is The Real World: Exotic Vacations, a compilation of, well, vacation footage.

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.