FOX plans summer Paradise Hotel.

FOX plans summer Paradise Hotel.
FOX will air a series this summer that offers its cast nothing more than the opportunity to live for a period of time in a hotel. Paradise Hotel will follow 12 singles, six men and six women, who live in a resort and vote one person out of the resort each week. While someone goes home every week, a viewer will become part of the show, joining the remaining cast at the hotel. There are no prizes except the resort stay, although FOX promises “a final twist at the end of the series,” The Guardian reports. Starting June 16, two one-hour episodes will air each week, on Monday and Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET, for eight weeks.

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.