Roseanne being followed for 13-episode ABC Family series.

Roseanne being followed for 13-episode ABC Family series.
Roseanne Barr is being followed by camera crews for a 13-episode series that will air this July on ABC Family. The as-yet-unnamed series will show ” the good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, the everything” of Roseanne, ABC Entertainment Chairman Lloyd Braun said. It will follow her home life and her life as she produces a new ABC Family cooking show. This is apparently the previously announced ABC project that pairs Roseanne with American High producer RJ Cutler.

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.