ABC and Bachelor producer plan Joe Millionaire copy featuring two men.

ABC and Bachelor producer plan Joe Millionaire copy featuring two men.
The Bachelor/ette producer Mike Fleiss will next produce for ABC a show that’s a rip-off of Joe Millionaire. Rich Guy, Poor Guy will feature, sort of obviously, two guys, one rich and one poor; the gaggle of women chasing them won’t know who is the rich one and who is the poor one. Fleiss doesn’t hide the fact that this show is inspired by FOX’s program: “Based on the success of ‘Joe Millionaire’ and the whole is-it-for-love-or-money vibe, we decided to go forward with this project,” Variety reports he said. There will be some twists, however; the women will live in both a mansion and a trailer park-type place, and when the final women decide whether or not to stay with the men, they’ll be able to get married right then.

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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