Evan Marriott gets game show host gig.

Evan Marriott gets game show host gig.
Evan Marriott, the star of the Joe Millionaire that people actually watched, will be returning to TV as a game show host. Appropriately enough, involves “a lucky contestant going on dates with two sexy singles” but “one of the singles is actually on the market looking for love, while the other is a faker, trying to win a luxury vacation with their real significant other,” as Zap2it.com reports. The show, airing in March on the Game Show Network, is called Fake-A-Date. Be forewarned: Zap2it.com has a photograph of Evan and his new look. He now has oval black-rimmed glasses and a chin full of facial hair, and barely resembles his former self.

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.