NBC official: “offer on the table” for second season of The Restaurant.

NBC official: “offer on the table” for second season of The Restaurant.
An NBC official says “[t]here’s an offer on the table” for a second season of The Restaurant, which concludes its six-episode first season on Sunday night. Rocco tells The New York Post he’s down with the idea, and says the show still has potential. “We had a dining room at times with 12 cameramen in there. And people still did things that you just can’t believe they did on television.”
+ also: “promos interfere with key educational matters associated with starting and running a business.”

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.