Bravo will air gay dating show that has some straight men pretending to be gay.

Bravo will air gay dating show that has some straight men pretending to be gay.
In July, Bravo will air Boy Meets Boy, “American television’s first primetime gay-themed reality dating series” that “features an eligible man looking for love in a pool of 15 potential mates,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, like Joe Millionaire, there’s a twist: “some of the suitors are actually heterosexual men who were paid by the program to pretend to be gay–unbeknownst to the eligible bachelor.” The show’s producer and creator, Douglas Ross, says it will be “groundbreaking television,” and says “both gay and straight viewers will have their assumptions challenged about what it means to be gay and what it means to be straight.”

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.