final Osbournes season debuts tonight.

final Osbournes season debuts tonight.
A year ago, they were a cultural phenomenon. Today, The Osbournes return to MTV for their third and final season at 10 p.m. ET, and the magic has evidently warn off. The New York Post’s Linda Stasi calls says that “after a brilliant first season, it’s all become very, very tired,” and says they seem just as fake as Anna Nicole. The New York Daily News’ David Hinckley says “even some hard-core fans…may quietly find it less imperative to tune in.” Newsday’s Diane Werts agrees, writing, “things sound funnier than they play.”

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.