Restaurant spin-off may follow a casino opening; Bravo will air The Restaurant.

Restaurant spin-off may follow a casino opening; Bravo will air The Restaurant.
As a follow-up to The Restaurant, producers may follow the opening of a new casino instead of a restaurant. Producer Mark “Burnett has been spotted scouting possible locations and meeting with casino owners in Las Vegas, though sources stressed that the project is still in early stages of development,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also, beginning one week from today, Bravo will begin airing The Restaurant‘s entire six-episode run on Tuesday evenings at 9, in Boy Meets Boy‘s old time slot.

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.