Road Rules 12 debuts tonight.

Road Rules 12 debuts tonight.
Road Rules: South Pacific, the 12th season of the show, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. MTV says the show will follow the six cast members as they “[take] the RV on a wild ride through Fiji, Tahiti and the extreme sports capital of the world, New Zealand.” Once again, losing a certain number of challenges will result in the cast sending one person home. As reported on the show’s casting special (which repeats today at 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m, right before the first ep), (spoiler; highlight to read) half of this season’s original cast–three people–will be sent home, although they didn’t say whether that’s due to lost challenges or fighting. Cast member Mary Beth Decker already jumped the post-reality TV show gun, posing for Playboy online back in January.
+ plus: The Real World Las Vegas‘s entire season is now available on DVD.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

about the writer

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.