Real World San Diego debuts tonight.

Real World San Diego debuts tonight.
The fourteenth season of MTV’s signature show debuts tonight when The Real World San Diego airs at 10 p.m. ET. (Fourteen seasons is almost so unbelievable that I completely forgot about tonight’s debut until I was reminded.) Whether or not the public drama–a physical assault and sexual assault–that took place outside and inside the house will make it to the air remains to be seen. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that advance tapes of this season weren’t available to the press because MTV “was still editing” it (mmm hmm). The paper also reports on the rape case, saying “[n]o charges have been filed and no arrests have been made, but the investigation is still open.”

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.