ABC got “thousands of e-mails and letters…saying they wanted…Bob back.”

ABC got “thousands of e-mails and letters…saying they wanted…Bob back.”
The Bachelorette‘s Bob Guiney, who has lost 40 pounds and signed a book deal since his appearance on the show, will be back on ABC this fall as the star of The Bachelor 4. ABC’s entertainment president says the network received “thousands of E-mails and letters from viewers saying they wanted bachelor Bob back.” He says that originally, he didn’t want to do the show: “I told ABC I’m divorced, I’m on crutches and I’ve never been heavier in my life. I’m not sending you a tape.” Now, he’s appeared on Oprah five times. He’ll also sing at Trista and Ryan’s wedding, which will air on ABC in November.

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.

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.