reality blurred is three years old today.

reality blurred is three years old today.
Today is reality blurred: the reality TV weblog‘s third birthday. The site officially debuted on July 9, 2000, although a few posts were made before that day.

As the first central location for reality TV news, it’s been updated nearly every weekday (sometimes twice a day) for the past 156 weeks or so, which makes this post number 2,681. That’s a lot of summary paragraphs and probably well over 5,000 links. Holy crap. Anyway, thanks to all of you who’ve donated to the cause over the past three years, but mostly, thanks for reading, especially those of you who’ve been here since the summer of 2000. Andy.

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.