Battle of the Sexes Reak World/Road Rules Challenge debuts tonight.

Battle of the Sexes Reak World/Road Rules Challenge debuts tonight.
For the next round of competition between MTV reality TV show alumni with nothing else to do, the network is presenting The Real World/Road Rules Battle of the Sexes tonight at 10 p.m. ET. 18 men and 18 women from The Real World and Road Rules will compete in activities refereed by Jonny Moseley, who also apparently has nothing better to do. Once again, the highest scorers will come together to vote people off of their team until only three men and three women remain to compete for $150,000. Drama to watch for, according to Zap2it.com: Puck and LA David in a “spit fight” and Real World New Orleans‘ Julie and Melissa in a “cat fight.”

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.