cast revealed for FOX’s Paradise Hotel, which may run indefinitely.

cast revealed for FOX’s Paradise Hotel, which may run indefinitely.
The first group of guests, the staff, and the host (the UK’s Amanda Byram) of FOX’s upcoming Paradise Hotel have been revealed. The show is a twice-weekly series that starts Wednesday and will feature an audience member joining the cast each week. If it “does well, FOX may extend its eight-week run indefinitely,” according to the June 13 issue of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine also reports that executive producer Tom Gutteridge “is asking FOX to speed up its standard clearing process from three months to three days,” although he says, “Obviously, we don’t want ax murders out there.” Sounds like he’s daring the The Smoking Gun guys, or maybe offering a hint.

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.