Queer Eye will likely be renewed for 40 episodes, will tape outside New York.

Queer Eye will likely be renewed for 40 episodes, will tape outside New York.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy‘s production company and Bravo/NBC are “close to signing a mammoth renewal deal for a second season” of 40 episodes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Deals are also underway to renegotiate the Fab Five’s contracts and repackage the show for airing on NBC. The show will begin taping seven new episodes next week to augment the initial 13, which have been exhausted. Those new episodes will start airing in Nov., with the second season possibly beginning next February. Also, the show may soon leave New York City and start making over straight men’s lives in places such as Texas and the Midwest.

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.