The Bachelor 2 debuts tonight.

The Bachelor 2 debuts tonight.
Exactly six months to the day that it premiered the show’s first season, ABC launches The Bachelor 2 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The as-yet-unnamed 28-year-old single guy will select from 25 single women on his quest for a mate, although on tonight’s show, which is apparently a prequel, we’ll meet more than one guy and more than 25 women, plus get an update on the first Bachelor. More than 3,000 women applied for this show, ExtraTV reports; ABC is currently seeking a third bachelor for The Bachelor 3. Also, in November, ABC will launch The Bachelorette, during which Trista, from the first season of the show, will seek a partner from a group of 25 men.

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.