company, “veteran reality-TV producer” considering Soyuz space flight show.

company, “veteran reality-TV producer” considering Soyuz space flight show.
Yet another company and producer is considering filming a reality TV show that involves a trip to space. Space Adventures” has an agreement with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency for two seats on a Soyuz flight to the space station in early 2005, or perhaps in 2004,” according to MSNBC’s Alan Boyle. He reports that company’s CEO is “working with a veteran reality-TV producer to see whether U.S. television networks would have an interest in a show like ‘Survivor in Space.'” He won’t name the producer, and they’re also “looking into several options for using those seats, including the TV show, a spaceflight lottery or big-ticket rides along the lines of those purchased by its previous millionaire clients.” Earlier, Mark Burnett tried to produce Destination Mir, which all but ended once Mir came to earth; then, ‘NSync star Lance Bass was to go into space and have his training and mission filmed; most recently, Pepsi considered a $35 million show following someone who would take a trip on a Russian Soyuz shuttle to the space station.

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.