new Queer Eye season starts tonight; Gal Pals pseudo-spinoff announced.

new Queer Eye season starts tonight; pseudo-spinoff Gal Pals announced.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy returns tonight with a new episode airing on Bravo at 10 p.m. ET. The Fab Five, $5,000 richer per episode, will make over a postal worker who once was a male model and now has “a terrific family, a lovely home and interesting hobbies.” However, “he’s accumulated a long mane of hair and a shaggy beard that make him look more like a cave dweller than a suburban dad.” … Meanwhile, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl will indeed be a reality, but it’s not going to be called that. And despite the fact that it will feature five gay men making over straight women, the show “is not deemed to be a spinoff,” Television Week reports. The show will be called Gal Pals, and half-hour episodes will air in syndication starting next fall.

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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