Reality Central network will show “full-frontal nudity” but not “full-on sex.”

Reality Central network will show “full-frontal nudity” but not “full-on sex.”
The new 24/7 reality TV cable network that will launch Jan. 15, 2004 will include “full frontal nudity” according to one of its founders. Reality Central, created by The Amazing Race 2‘s Blake Mycoskie and E! founder Larry Namer, will feature “full frontal nudity” which Namer tells Wired “is OK but full-on sex isn’t. We may explore racier content as pay-per-view specials.” He also says they are “speaking with ad agencies about reality advertising. For instance, students shooting commercials with their digital cameras that feature a specific product.”
+ also: report: TAR’s “Brennan wants to remind us all to write ‘I Want Reality Central!’ on our cable bills every month.”

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.