ABC’s The Will moves to CBS.

ABC’s The Will moves to CBS.
Apparently, ABC’s The Family, a series where a family competed for inheritance, wasn’t the previously announced and similar-sounding series called The Will. ABC’s reality guy Mike Fleiss has taken The Will to CBS, which is now casting for “someone with a sizable fortune and a substantial sense of humor to be the Benefactor of this program in which his or her family will compete to be named the heir to a fortune.” E! reports that ABC and CBS aren’t talking about why the show switched networks; a CBS spokesperson just states the obvious and says it was “developed at ABC and then Mike Fleiss brought it here.”

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.