Joe Millionaire debuts tonight.

Joe Millionaire debuts tonight.
Twenty women who think they’re on a show like The Bachelor will enter a version of hell tonight as FOX debuts Joe Millionaire, which presents Evan, a 28-year-old construction worker who makes $19,000 a year and apparently runs tolls, as a guy worth $50,000,000. FOX says the show will reveal “which of these women are out for true love and which are just interested in his bank account.” It debuts at 9 p.m. ET and is hosted by Trading Spaces‘ first host Alex McLeod.

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.