Adam returns tonight on Average Joe 3.

Adam returns tonight on Average Joe 3.
Adam Mesh gets his revenge tonight when Average Joe: Adam Returns, the third season of the series, debuts on NBC at 10 p.m. ET. Thousands of e.mail messages from women who thought Melana picked the wrong guy and wanted the rejected man for themselves led NBC to extend the series. Frighteningly, Adam tells Zap2it.com, “I feel more comfortable dating people on a show than I do in real life now.” Rather than screw him over with a series of twists, producer Andrew Glassman says their “No. 1 goal in this show is we want to give Adam and the viewers the romantic, happy ending so many people think he deserves.”

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.