Chris Moore “didn’t want to be the Simon Cowell” of Project Greenlight.

Chris Moore “didn’t want to be the Simon Cowell” of Project Greenlight.
Ben Affleck says that strong-willed produced Chris Moore “decided that he didn’t want to be the Simon Cowell” of Project Greenlight, so he chose not to participate in a possible third season. That was one of the reasons HBO chose to drop the series, which rumors have Bravo picking up. However, Affleck says that the show is now unionized, and says “Bravo would never really pick up a union show. So, we’re trying to see if we can get some additional sponsorship money, to cover the nut of producing it or maybe figuring if we can schedule down.”

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.