Bachelor 4 will star Bachelorette funny guy Bob; Bachelor 3 concludes Sunday.

Bachelor 4 will star Bachelorette funny guy Bob; Bachelor 3 concludes Sunday.
ABC admits it screwed up with some reality series, but The Bachelor is not one of those: The show will return this fall for a fourth season, and it will star Bob Guiney, a bachelor from The Bachelorette. (You can apply to marry Bob.) The woman that rejected Bob, Trista Rehn, will get married to the man she selected, Ryan Sutter, on TV; a four-hour series will follow the couple’s wedding preparations. Meanwhile, The Bachelor 3 concludes as Andrew Firestone selects either Jennifer or Kirsten on the two-hour finale–but that won’t happen tonight. The finale airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET; tonight’s episode will find Andrew Firestone confronting the women he rejected.

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.